Research focuses on improving classification of deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication
Improving classification of deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication: suicide versus undetermined or "accident"
School, Department, or Center
School of Public Health - Epidemiology
Ian Rockett, PhD
The research focuses on the association between opioid-intoxication and other poisoning deaths and misclassification of suicide. A multilevel, CDC-funded study in this area is currently being conducted utilizing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). A related research interest is the reconceptualization of self-injury mortality to encompass deaths from drug self-intoxication (DDSI) in addition to suicide by any method.
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