Risk of death from accidental overdose associated with psychiatric and substance use disorders.

@article{Bohnert2012RiskOD,
  title={Risk of death from accidental overdose associated with psychiatric and substance use disorders.},
  author={Amy S. B. Bohnert and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Rosalinda V. Ignacio and John McCarthy and Marcia M Valenstein and Frederic C. Blow},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={64-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite dramatic increases in the rate of fatal accidental overdose in recent years, risk factors for this outcome remain poorly understood, particularly in clinical populations. The authors examined the association of psychiatric and substance use diagnoses with death from accidental overdose. METHOD The study followed a cohort of patients from 2000 to 2006. The cohort included all patients treated in Veterans Health Administration facilities during fiscal year 1999 who were alive… CONTINUE READING
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