Hospital Costs of Injection Drug Use in Florida

Austin E. Coye, Kasha J. Bornstein, Tyler S. Bartholomew, Hua Li, Stanley Wong, Naveed Z. Janjua, Hansel E. Tookes, Joan E. St Onge

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People who inject drugs (PWID) experience significant injection-related infections (IRIs) at significant healthcare system cost. This study used and validated an algorithm based on the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, to estimate hospitalized PWID populations, assess the total statewide morbidity for IRIs among PWID, and calculate associated costs of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021


  • bacterial endocarditis
  • injection-related infections
  • people who inject drugs
  • skin and soft-tissue infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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