Utilization of Emergency Department Data for Drug Overdose Surveillance in North Carolina – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Thursday, December 12, 2013; 10:30 – 10:50am


Grand Ballroom E


Katherine Harmon, Injury Prevention Research Center

Abstract Summary

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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Abstract Citation

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1). 

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