Opioid and Drug Overdose Data

Increases in overdose hospitalizations after 2021 may be due to an increase in diagnosis codes captured by Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS).

As of 1/24/24, the syndrome definitions used to identify suspected opioid, heroin and fentanyl overdose-related ED visits have been updated. ED visit data for past quarters has also been updated to allow for comparison between years. ED visit counts and rates will differ compared to values found in earlier versions of the dashboard.  Please contact the RHINO team at RHINO.doh.wa.gov for more information about this update.