Characteristics and trends of emergency patients with drug overdose in Osaka.

@article{Kubota2015CharacteristicsAT,
  title={Characteristics and trends of emergency patients with drug overdose in Osaka.},
  author={Yoshie Kubota and Kohei Hasegawa and Hirokazu Taguchi and Tetsuhisa Kitamura and Chika Nishiyama and Taku Iwami and Tatsuya Nishiuchi and Atsushi Hiraide},
  journal={Acute medicine & surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={237-243}
}
Aim Drug overdose is an important issue in emergency medicine. However, studies covering overdose patients transported by ambulance have not been sufficiently carried out. We attempted to clarify problems of suspected drug overdose patients transported by ambulance. Methods This is a prospective population-based cohort study. Data were collected by emergency medical service crews in Osaka City, Japan, between January 1998 and December 2010. Results Drug overdose cases increased annually… CONTINUE READING

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