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Sentinel Surveillance of Substance Use-related Injuries and Poisonings in Canada: Data Blog

National • French, English • Statistics, Public Health, Addictions

Substance use-related poisonings and injuries in Canada have received increasing attention in recent years, due to emerging public health threats most notably associated with the opioids overdose crisis, cannabis use, and the emergence of electronic cigarettes on the Canadian market.<br/>This data blog is the first within a series presenting statistics on substance use-related injuries and poisonings reported by the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program.<br/>This first data blog synthesizes key findings from recent and forthcoming surveillance studies based on analyses of the eCHIRPP. Subsequent data blogs will present near-real time eCHIRPP statistics on a variety of substances at regular intervals throughout 2020-2021.

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