Identification and Assessment of Repeat Drug Overdose Visits at EDs in Virginia

Description: 

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) utilizes syndromic surveillance ED data to measure morbidity associated with opioid and heroin overdoses among Virginia residents. Understanding which individuals within a population use ED services for repeated drug overdose events may help guide the use of limited resources towards the most effective treatment and prevention efforts.

Objective: To identify and assess the characteristics of individuals with repeated emergency department (ED) visits for unintentional opioid overdose, including heroin, and how they differ from individuals with a single overdose ED visit.

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Original Publication Year: 
2019
Event/Publication Date: 
January, 2019

June 18, 2019

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