Utilization of Emergency Department Data for Drug Overdose Surveillance in North Carolina

Katherine J. Harmon, Scott Proescholdbell, Steve Marshall, Anna Waller

Abstract


The United States is in the midst of a drug overdose epidemic, primarily due to opioid analgesics. Emergency department data are an important source of morbidity data for public health surveillance. This population-based study will describe visits to North Carolina emergency departments for drug, and more specifically, opioid overdoses.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5200



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