Acute drug overdose: one hospital's experience.

  • A R Soslow
  • Published 1981 in Annals of emergency medicine


A retrospective review of all patients admitted to an urban teaching hospital emergency department with the complaint of overdose, poisoning, or ingestion during a 10-month period was conducted. Analysis of these 82 episodes involving 69 individuals revealed: 1) a preponderance of women in the 20- to 40-year old range; 2) poly-drug character of the… (More)


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