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North Carolina Emergency Department Visits for Opioid Overdose – Monthly Data

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DHHS provides monthly updates using provisional data for emergency department (ED) visits with a diagnosis of opioid overdose through North Carolina's statewide syndromic surveillance system, the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiological Collection Tool (NC DETECT). NC DETECT's opioid overdose syndromic surveillance case definition includes both ICD-9/10-CM codes for opioid poisoning of any intent (accidental, intentional, assault, and undetermined) but excludes adverse effects or under-dosing. Opioid poisoning may include commonly prescribed prescription medications, heroin, methadone, opium, and other synthetic narcotics. These reports are updated monthly around the middle of each month.

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