Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2-14-2020

Publication Title

Health Fact Sheet No. 3

Publisher

The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West

First page number:

1

Last page number:

3

Abstract

In 2014, Nevada was one of 7 states selected to participate in a national policy coalition to reduce prescription drug abuse. As a result, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) created a data dashboard to track opioid prescriptions and opioid-involved overdose incidents. This Fact Sheet synthesizes state-level data from the Nevada Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard and focuses on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The data track opioid prescription rates as they correlate to opioid-involved overdose deaths, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations.

Keywords

Opioids; Prescription; Overdose; Las Vegas; Clark County

Disciplines

Health Policy | Medicine and Health | Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulation | Public Policy | Urban Studies

File Format

pdf

File Size

813 KB

Language

English


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