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Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario


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The Interactive Opioid Tool allows users to explore the most recent opioid-related morbidity and mortality data including emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Results can be viewed by public health unit, local health integration network, age, sex, and in some cases, drug type.

Data from the interactive tool suggests there has been a steady increase in opioid-related harms in Ontario for more than a decade. Since 2003, the number of deaths has increased 136 per cent; more than 850 Ontarians died from opioid-related causes in 2016.

How to use this report

  • Click on each tab below to view information by overall trends, age and sex, geographic area, and drug type.
  • Within each tab, additional variables are available to manipulate the graph or map based on geographic area, time period, data measures, data sources, graph types and more.
  • Interested in exporting the data you have found? Click on menu button in the top left corner of each graph to download an image or data. The technical notes for each graph can also be found on this menu.
  • Data last updated: December 13, 2017 (including preliminary death data for May to July 2017)


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Page last updated: 13/12/2017 10:10 AM
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