Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (March 2021)
This report is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before February 11, 2021. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Both age-adjusted and crude rates are available. Refer to technical notes for more information.
|Region||Number||Crude rate||Age-adjusted rate|
|Prince Edward Island||5||3.2||3.3|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||13||2.5||2.6|
This update would not be possible without the collaboration and dedication of provincial and territorial (PT) offices of Chief Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners as well as PT public health and health partners and Emergency Medical Services data providers. We would also like to acknowledge the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) for collecting and providing the data used for reporting opioid and stimulant related poisoning hospitalizations.
Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioids and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; March 2021. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants
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