This report presents drug overdose morbidity and mortality data for Kentucky residents, using multiple data sources:
- Kentucky Death Certificate Files, Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, 2000‐2012 (data captured as of October 21, 2013). The 2009‐2012 files are provisional and subject to change.
- Kentucky Inpatient Hospitalization (IH) Discharge Files, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Policy, 2000‐2012 (data for 2010‐2012 are provisional and subject to change).
- Kentucky Emergency Department (ED) Discharge Files, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Policy, 2008‐2012 (data for 2010‐2012 are provisional and subject to change).
Slavova, Svetla; Bunn, Terry L.; and Lambert, Joshua W., "Drug Overdose Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits in Kentucky, 2000‐2012" (2014). Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center Special Report. 6.