CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | Non-Fatal Overdoses

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EMS Coordinators and Regional Program Agencies:  Please distribute amongst your respective areas of responsibilities!

 

Patient-Level and County-Level Trends in Nonfatal Opioid-Involved Overdose Emergency Medical Services Encounters — 491 Counties, United States, January 2018–March 2022 | MMWR (cdc.gov)

 

Nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses treated in emergency departments (EDs) are increasing, yet ED surveillance does not capture all overdoses because persons who had a nonfatal opioid-involved overdose often refuse transport by emergency medical services (EMS).  The work from EMS is being reviewed and respected.

 

Thank you!

 

Peter

 

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT

Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit

EMS Data Manager

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

 

New York State Department of Health

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