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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Government of Canada (GOC)
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Understanding a broader range of opioid-related hospitalizations in Canada

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The Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the provincial and territorial (PT) offices of Chief Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners, PT public health and health partners, and Emergency Medical Services data providers releases quarterly reports on apparent opioid-related deaths and Emergency Medical Services responses for suspected opioid-related overdoses. The Public Health Agency of Canada also collaborates with Health Canada to report on hospitalizations for opioid-related poisonings (overdoses) using hospital administrative data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).


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