Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis

@inproceedings{Walley2013OpioidOR,
  title={Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis},
  author={Alexander Y. Walley and Ziming Xuan and H Holly Hackman and Emily Kate Quinn and Maya Doe-Simkins and Amy Sorensen-Alawad and Sarah Ruiz and Al Ozonoff},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of state supported overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution (OEND) programs on rates of opioid related death from overdose and acute care utilization in Massachusetts. DESIGN Interrupted time series analysis of opioid related overdose death and acute care utilization rates from 2002 to 2009 comparing community-year strata with high and low rates of OEND implementation to those with no implementation. SETTING 19 Massachusetts communities… CONTINUE READING
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