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dc.contributor.authorVeldhuizen, Scott
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-27T15:28:52Z
dc.date.available2010-10-27T15:28:52Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3086
dc.description.abstractThe prescription of opioid analgesics has risen sharply in North America over the past two decades. This increase has been accompanied by a rise in overdoses. The present study draws on administrative data collected from emergency department contacts to describe the epidemiology of opioid overdose in Ontario b~tween 2002 and 2006 and to examine the role of regional variation in availability of specialist care. The number of poisonings increased from 1250 (10.9 per 100,000) in FY2002 to 1816 (15.2 per 100,000) in FY2005. Local concentration of specialist physicians was significantly associated with the incidence of opioid overdose, inversely at most levels of availability, but positively at very high levels. Regional variation in incidence was also associated with demographics, median family income, and the rate of other drug poisonings. Policy options for limiting opioid-related harms are limited, but improvements in monitoring and clinical management may prove valuable.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectOpioid abuse -- Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectOpioids -- Therapeutic use -- Ontarioen_US
dc.titleOpioid poisoning and availability of specialized medical care in Ontario, 2002-2006en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-30T02:17:39Z


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