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Access 2011 Data on Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits
The 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) emergency department public use data and documentation files are now available for download and online analysis.
DAWN is a public health surveillance system that continuously monitors hospital drug-related emergency department visits. All types of drugs (licit and illicit) are covered, including all alcohol involvement for patients under age 21, and alcohol involvement in combination with other substances for those age 21 and older.
The study's estimates are based on a national sample of general, non-Federal hospitals, with oversampling of hospitals in selected metropolitan areas. Variables in DAWN provide details on the emergency department visit, including type of case, case disposition, drug involvement, route of administration, and the number of unique drugs reported.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) is sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, and is located at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. It provides easy access to current and comprehensive data on substance abuse and mental health. All data sets are available for download directly from the SAMHDA website in multiple file formats. In addition, SAMHDA offers online data analysis, tools to customize graphs/charts, interactive maps, bibliographies, and user support.
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