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Cullen, Walter and Griffin, S and Bury, Gerard and Plunkett, P (2003) Opiate overdose in Dublin. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 172 , (1) , p. 46.

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In this letter to the Editor, the authors explain the impact of patients who overdose on opiate drugs on Accident & Emergency units. An audit of cases of opiate overdose over a six-month period showed that 73% were male and the mean age was 26. A 32% increase in victims of acute opiate overdose was observed in the two-month period immediately after the introduction of the new methadone prescribing legislation. The authors conclude that Accident & Emergency Units have an important role to play in monitoring patterns of opiate use.


Item Type:Article
Date:2003
Call No:GC4.6, VH4.2
Page Range:p. 46
Publisher:Springer
Volume:172
Number:1
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Accession Number:HRB 1655 (Available)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death

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