Risk of death following nonfatal intentional, unintentional opioid overdoses

What The Study Did: Researchers looked at whether patients with nonfatal intentional opioid overdoses would be more likely to die by suicide than patients with unintentional overdoses with an analysis of deaths following nonfatal opioid overdoses of intentional, unintentional and undetermined intent in California from 2009 to 2011.

Authors: Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., of Columbia University in New York, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1045)

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