Ohio Hospital Newswire


New Data Released for OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program




The Ohio Hospital Association last week released 2018 first quarter data for the OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program interactive dashboard. The dashboard offers publicly available, downloadable files of overdoses treated at Ohio hospitals to assist community health and human services organizations as they address the opioid crisis at the local level.
The rising opioid overdose rate is taking an enormous toll on Ohio families and communities, and Ohio’s hospitals are on the frontlines of this crisis managing 27,377 total overdose encounters in 2016, a 52 percent increase over 2015 and a 500 percent increase from 2008 when hospitals treated 5,216 cases.
Faced with this data, OHA in 2017 launched the OHA Opioid Response Initiative. Leveraging OHA’s database, analysts identified communities and the hospitals disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic. Leading experts from the highly impacted hospitals assembled to identify evidence-based interventions from local, regional and national sources and to share them with OHA’s member hospitals.
To learn more about this data sharing initiative, see the Hospital Insights. For questions, contact Paul Hicks, MD, vice president of Clinical and Physician Affairs.
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