Emergency department utilization and subsequent prescription drug overdose death.

@article{Brady2015EmergencyDU,
  title={Emergency department utilization and subsequent prescription drug overdose death.},
  author={Joanne Brady and Charles DiMaggio and Katherine M Keyes and John J Doyle and Lynne D. Richardson and Guohua Li},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={613-619.e2}
}
PURPOSE Prescription drug overdose (PDO) deaths are a critical public health problem in the United States. This study aims to assess the association between emergency department (ED) utilization patterns in a cohort of ED patients and the risk of subsequent unintentional PDO mortality. METHODS Using data from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System for 2006-2010, a nested case-control design was used to examine the relationship between ED utilization patterns in New… CONTINUE READING