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National Poison Information Centre. (2010) National poisons information centre annual report 2009. Dublin: National Poison Information Centre.

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More than half (59.4%) of the human cases were suspected accidental poisonings, 23.2% were intentional poisoning or recreational abuse, 11.1% were therapeutic errors and 6.3% had another or unknown intent. A larger proportion of enquiries between 10pm and 8am were about intentional poisoning (47.2% vs 17.0% between 8am and 10pm) reflecting the pattern of presentations to hospital emergency departments.


Date:2010
Pages:8 p.
Publisher:National Poison Information Centre
Corporate Creators:National Poison Information Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour > suicidal behaviour / suicide
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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