ED opioid overdoses rise 30% — CDC

08 March, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Homer Porter
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ER visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent in 45 states from July 2016 through September 2017

Alana M. Vivolo-Kantor, PhD, from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues examined emergency department syndromic and hospital billing data on opioid-involved overdoses during July 2016 to September 2017. Statewide data was not available for the other New England states - Vermont and CT.

The vast majority of the fatal overdoses, about two-thirds, involve a legal or illegal opioid painkiller, or heroin.

Comparing the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, researchers found a 29.7 percent jump in ER visits due to opioids.

Eight states from three USA regions reporting substantial increases-25 percent or greater-in the rate of opioid overdose ED visits. The data is not yet available for the entire nation.

Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania and DE are among the states to show a 50 percent or more increase. During the entire period studied, the state had 3,427 ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses. "Without adequate prevention and treatment services, you will see an increased utilization of jails and emergency departments".

Roughly 2.4 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, according to federal estimates.

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URL destination="https://specialprojects.pressherald.com/lost/" Meanwhile, the opioid crisis continues to worsen in Maine. "It is a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, compassion and urgency", Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, U.S. Surgeon General, said at the telebriefing.

"What is it going to take? We're clearly not doing enough and what we are doing, we're not doing it quickly enough", Smith said. But preliminary numbers from CDC show drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma rose by 12 percent, to 844 people. But the substances are more unsafe than five years ago. In Kentucky, which has been hit especially hard by the opioid abuse epidemic, the rate dropped 15 percent, which could reflect fluctuations in drug supply, Schuchat said.

"It's widespread in the community now in a way that it never was before", Southall said.

Schuchat and Adams called for expanding the use of naloxone to first responders, community members and overdose victims and their families to prevent opioid overdoses.

"We've really come a long way. EDs can link these patients to mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, which can assist them in gaining access to medication-assisted treatment", Adams said. Schuchat said they are hearing about many "innovative" strategies across the U.S.to provide help to people who need treatment.

"We think that the number of people addicted to opioids is relatively stable". "Another innovative approach is the idea of navigators".



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