• Medicine
  • Published in NCHS data brief 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016.

@article{Hedegaard2017DrugOD,
  title={Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016.},
  author={Holly B Hedegaard and Margaret Warner and Arialdi M. Mini{\~n}o},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
  year={2017},
  volume={294},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
Deaths from drug overdose are an increasing public health burden in the United States (1–4). This report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in drug overdose deaths, describe demographic and geographic patterns, and identify shifts in the types of drugs involved. 

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