March 12, 2018

CDC study finds nearly 30% increase in ED visits for opioid overdose

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) found that emergency department (ED) visits for opioid overdoses increased 29.7% from July 2016 to September 2017, according to the March 9 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Every demographic group and all US regions saw increases, but the Midwest showed the largest increase at 69.7%.


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