Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Overdoses in PA emergency rooms nearly doubled, according to CDC report

ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds CDC: Opioid overdose emergency room visits up 30 percent nationwide; decrease in Massachusetts
Jordan Brady | 08 March, 2018, 02:12

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed the opioid crisis continues to worsen in the Carolinas and throughout the country. Northeast states such as DE (105%), Pennsylvania (81%), and ME (34%) also reported significant increases, as well as Southeast state North Carolina (31%).

The report found there were more than 142,000 ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses between July 2016 and September 2017 in 45 states, which represented a 30 percent increase from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017.

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said the rise in overdoses in the state is not unexpected given the upsurge in fentanyl-laced heroin across the state.

The report measured the third quarter of 2016 through the third quarter of 2017, and was the first time the federal government collected emergency department data on opioid overdoses.

The data show that opioid overdoses increased for men and women, all age groups, and all regions, but varied by state, with differences also between rural and urban populations.

The latest data could underestimate the overdoses, because many people who overdose never end up in the emergency room.

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The "gold standard" to treat opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment - such as Suboxone or methadone - combined with counseling. Kentucky, meanwhile, reported a statistically significant decrease (15%).

Jennifer Miller, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health Services, said many suspected opioid overdoses in ERs don't become confirmed cases.

"People who have had an overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in the ED is an opportunity for action", the report said.

"This increase reinforces the need for us to work together: government, health care, behavioral health, community-based organizations, substance use disorder treatment programs, clinicians, pharmacists, law enforcement, and others, to implement strategies to help reverse the growing epidemic", Shah said in an emailed statement.

Schuchat further admits that "we think that the number of people addicted to opioids is relatively stable".

Support the use of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which encourages using prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to inform clinical practice. Opioid overdoses in large central metropolitan areas increased by 54%.

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