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Number of Opioid-Related Emergency Department Visits at UVM Medical Center

16May 2018

Partners
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Chittenden County EMS Providers
  • Chittenden County Police Departments
Story Behind the Curve

Updated July 2018

In 2018, the number of opioid-related emergency department visits at the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department exceeded the 2015-2017 averages by month, but were not higher than the maximum visits seen each month. More opioid-related emergency department visits occur in the spring and summer months compared to the fall and winter months. Data on overdose related incidents collected from SIREN, the Emergency Medical Services dataset, has similar seasonal trends. 

 

Strategy
  • Emergency Department-initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone treatment for opioid dependence [1]
  • Peer recovery coaches in the Emergency Department [2]
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