Opioid Overdose Surveillance and Classification with R


Presented November 16, 2018.

The current opioid overdose/addiction crisis in the United States presents a challenge to public health intervention due to a lack of data on current and past incidence. Very little information is known regarding what is happening when/where and in comparison to the past. Marin County, California is addressing the lack of clarity in opioid overdose data by designing a novel cloud-based system to identify opioid overdoses for both surveillance and outreach purposes using county owned Emergency Medical Services (EMS) data. Read more here...


Andrew Patton, MS, Epidemiology Division, Marin County Health and Human Services 

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November, 2018

November 30, 2018

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