Trends in Pharmaceutical opioid-related harm in Victoria, 2008 - 2018

Hazard, Edition No. 86, September 2019

Authors: Dr Jane Hayman, A/Prof Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, A/Prof Suzanne Nielsen, Dr Tina Lam

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in collaboration with the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) and the Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) have authored the September 2019 edition of Hazard. The report focuses on pharmaceutical opioid-related harm in Victoria over a ten-year period using patterns in hospital admissions and Emergency Department attendances. In addition, the Hazard report provides insight into intentional self-harm versus unintentional opioid poisoning, and harms by type of pharmaceutical poisoning.

Full report here