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Vital Signs: Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Opioid Overdoses — United States, July 2016-September 2017

Description
Reports on changes in opioid overdoses seen in emergency departments (EDs) by region, state, and urbanization level. Addresses the need for real-time data to coordinate responses to outbreaks and the role ED data can play. Discusses how ED physicians and staff can help address future overdoses among ED patients. Figure 2 shows quarterly suspected opioid overdose data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore counties.
Author(s)
Alana M. Vivolo-Kantor, Puja Seth, R. Matthew Gladden, et al.
Citation
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(9), 279-285
Date
03/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tagged as
Emergency department and urgent care services · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data