Using Syndromic Data for Opioid Overdose Surveillance in Utah

The current surveillance system for opioid-related overdoses at UDOH has been limited to mortality data provided by the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME). Timeliness is a major concern with OME data due to the considerable lag in its availability, often up to six months or more. To enhance opioid overdose surveillance, UDOH has implemented additional surveillance using timely syndromic data to monitor fatal and nonfatal opioid-related overdoses in Utah.

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January 21, 2018

Issue Brief: Fatal Overdose Review Panels – Overview of Laws in Six States

The overdose crisis continues unabated. While the epidemic was originally fueled largely by prescription opioid pain relievers, around 2010 a dramatic increase in heroin-related overdoses began. After remaining essentially stable for years, overdose deaths involving heroin spiked rapidly, more than tripling between 2010 and 2014. Starting in 2014, the epidemic began another transformation. Black market drug products—both heroin and counterfeit pills - became increasingly adulterated with illicitly—manufactured synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl analogues.

March 01, 2018

Georgia… “We have a problem”… The Anatomy of an Opioid Outbreak

Presented December 14, 2017 for the Poison Center and Public Health Collaboration Community of Practice.

Presenters

Gaylord Lopez, PharmD, DABAT, Director – Georgia Poison Center

Stephanie Hon, PharmD, DABAT, Assistant Director – Georgia Poison Center

Laura Edison, DVM, MPH, Epidemiology Field Officer – Geogria Department of Health

Nelly Miles, BA, Director – Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office of Public Affairs

June 07, 2018

Overdose Surveillance Committee (ODSC)

The mission of Overdose Surveillance Committee (ODSC) group is to organize and connect community members who are interested in overdose surveillance to discuss various issues concerning to this topic.

To learn more about the committee and participate in its activities, join the bimonthly calls scheduled for the first Friday every two months, from 1 - 2 pm ET. Look at the group calendar to find the next call!

 

November 30, 2018

CDC Opioid v1

States currently funded by CDC’s Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program have been asked to monitor opioid overdose trends in their states. In collaboration with our ESOOS partners, CDC staff developed some lessons learned in querying opioid overdose ED visits in syndromic surveillance systems. Based on this preliminary work, CDC developed an opioid overdose syndrome definition that captured all of the lessons learned from ESOOS states.

August 29, 2018

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