Tracking suspected heroin overdoses in CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program

@inproceedings{VivoloKantor2018TrackingSH,
  title={Tracking suspected heroin overdoses in CDC’s National
Syndromic Surveillance Program},
  author={Alana M Vivolo-Kantor and Robert Matthew Gladden and Aaron Kite-Powell and Michael Coletta and Grant Baldwin},
  year={2018}
}
Objective This paper analyzes emergency department syndromic data in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Syndromic Surveillance Program’s (NSSP) BioSense Platform to understand trends in suspected heroin overdose. Introduction Overdose deaths involving opioids (i.e., opioid pain relievers and illicit opioids such as heroin) accounted for at least 63% (N = 33,091) of overdose deaths in 2015. Overdose deaths related to illicit opioids, heroin and illicitly-manufactured… CONTINUE READING
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