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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) Drug-related hospital emergency presentations in Europe: update from the Euro-DEN Plus expert network. Luxembourg: Office of the European Union.

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This report presents the latest findings on drug-related hospital emergencies from a network of sentinel hospitals across Europe. Almost 24 000 emergency presentations were recorded at 32 sentinel hospitals over the first 4 years of the project. The data reveal that the substances most commonly involved in acute drug toxicity presentations include heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Prescription medicines are frequently reported. The report also sheds light on other aspects of drug-related emergencies such as clinical features, geographical variation, outcomes, demographics and time patterns.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:February 2020
Publisher:Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA
B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Cocaine > Crack cocaine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Emergency care
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Hospital
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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