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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Surveillance Program

Centers for Disease
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Email:nssp@cdc.gov

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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