Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Topic: States Have Wide Narcotic Use Rate Differences

States Have Wide Narcotic Use Rate Differences
Louisiana and New York state have the highest amount of narcotics use in workers’ compensation cases among the 25 states included in a recent study. The research, conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, Mass., found nearly a fourfold variation between the high- and low-use states.
“This is part of an ongoing series starting in 2011,” said Dongchun Wang, an economist at WCRI and an author of the latest published study, “Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics, Second Edition.”
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