Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Due to Opioid Poisoning in Canada

This report — a joint effort by CIHI and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse — uses data submitted to the Hospital Morbidity Database by all Canadian provinces and territories. It examines pan-Canadian trends in hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning related to patient demographics, clinical characteristics and provincial/territorial rates. It also includes an analysis of emergency department visits in Alberta and Ontario using data from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System.

You can download the report, infographic and datatables by visiting the Canadian Institute for Health Information website.

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