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Predictors of death in opioid overdose cases come into focus

July 05 , 2016 01:22 pm

A study of opioid overdose cases from the past 10 years points to a history of previous addiction, mental illness and having other chronic diseases among the strongest predictors of which overdose patients are most at risk for death or other serious complications.

Researchers at Geisinger Health System (GHS), which covers a wide area of Pennsylvania from State College to Scranton, reviewed electronic health records of 2,039 patients admitted to its system from 2005 to 2015. Geisinger researchers presented their findings at the International Conference on Opioids on Sunday in Boston. Read More

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