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O'Connor, JJ and Kelly, M and Stafford-Johnson, S and Byers, G (1986) Attendance for drug misuse to Dublin accident and emergency departments. Irish Medical Journal , 79 , (11) , pp. 328-329.

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This study analyses attendees at 13 accident and emergency departments for September 1985. During the study period, 73 drug misusers were identified by staff at A&E departments, of whom 60.3% were male and 39.7% female. The average age was 26 years. The majority of cases (both male and female) the reason for attendance was overdose, which was intentional for 86% of females. Over half (58.9%) admitted to injecting heroin and 40.5% were admitted to hospital, the remainder were discharged after treatment and 22% were referred to the Drug Treatment Centre Board.


Item Type
Article
Date
November 1986
Page Range
pp. 328-329
Publisher
Irish Medical Organisation
Volume
79
Number
11
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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