Cause of death and drug use pattern in deceased drug addicts in Sweden, 2002-2003.

@article{Jnsson2007CauseOD,
  title={Cause of death and drug use pattern in deceased drug addicts in Sweden, 2002-2003.},
  author={Anna Kristina J{\"o}nsson and Per Holmgren and Henrik Druid and Johan Ahlner},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2007},
  volume={169 2-3},
  pages={
          101-7
        }
}
Compared with their contemporaries, individuals abusing illicit drugs suffer a higher risk of premature death. In Sweden, a simple protocol for registration of fatalities among abusers of alcohol, pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, or other substances, has been used by the forensic pathologists since 2001. This routine was introduced to allow for an evaluation of the cause and manner of death, and patterns of abuse among different groups of abusers. We explored the data on drug abusers (i.e… CONTINUE READING
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