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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 4.11

Costs of Outpatient Medical Care for Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Specific and Related Illnesses, 1992

Type of Medical Care

Visits (thousands)

Cost (millions)

General

Psychiatry

Other

Total

Alcohol abuse treatment

488

289

13

790

$131.1

Alcohol abuse specific

1,196

0

189

1,385

$229.9

Alcohol abuse related

5,815

11

3,325

9,151

$1,519.1

Total, Alcohol Abuse

7,499

300

3,527

11,326

$1,880.1

Drug abuse treatment

192

112

0

304

50.5

Drug abuse specific

0

0

0

0

0

Drug abuse related

*

*

*

*

*

Total, Drug Abuse

192

112

0

304

$50.5

Total, Alcohol and Drug Abuse

7,691

412

3,527

11,630

$1,930.6

TOTAL, Excluding Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

7,011

11

3,514

10,536

$1,749.0

Source: Analysis by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding. The bottom row of this table excludes treatment for drug and alcohol abuse disorders, which are reported in section 4.2.
*These costs are estimated in section 4.4, "Special Disease Groups."


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