Category: ED visit

Emergency Department Visits for Drug Poisoning: United States, 2008–2011

Poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related mortality in the United States, with more than 40,000 deaths annually. Drugs account for 90% of poisoning deaths, and the number of deaths from drug poisoning has increased substantially in recent years. The emergency department (ED) plays an important role in the treatment of poisoning. A new NCHS report Read More >

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