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Using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes to Assess Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths
Since 1999, there has been a four-fold increase in opioid-related overdose death rates.To prevent these deaths, public health professionals, including practitioners who are committed to preventing opioid misuse and overdose, must first understand which opioids are contributing to these deaths and which populations are affected. This information can be found in death data.