New data on nonfatal overdoses have been added to the MDH Opioid Dashboard. Nonfatal all-opioid-involved overdoses rose 26 percent from 1,619 in 2016 to 2,036 in 2017.
For every one opioid overdose death in 2017, there were approximately five emergency room (ER) visits for opioid overdoses. Data is available for ER visits by opioid category and various demographic characteristics. Males saw greater numbers of ER visits for heroin and all-opioid-involved overdoses than females in 2017. Individuals 15 to 34 years of age had the most ER visits for all-opioid-involved overdoses in both 2016 and 2017.
Visit the MDH Opioid Dashboard at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/opioid-dashboard to learn more about responding to an opioid overdose emergency, lifesaving naloxone and preventing the demand for drugs.