Hamilton Opioid Information System - 911 Calls for Opioid Overdoses

Between January 10, 2017 and August 14, 2017, Hamilton Paramedic Services responded to 216 calls related to opioid overdoses. Most opioid overdose cases (71%) were male, and the average age of cases was 36 years. 

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Since January 10, 2017, Hamilton Paramedic Services has implemented a new way to better track 911 calls where opioid overdose was suspected to occur. This figure shows the monthly number of paramedic responses related to opioid overdose in Hamilton since January 10, 2017.

Notes: January data  only displays calls from January 10 to 31, 2017. A new code was implemented on Mar. 15, 2017 to capture suspected and confirmed opioid overdoses as well as naloxone administrations. The data for January through March has been updated to reflect this change.
Source: Hamilton Paramedic Services, extracted August 15, 2017.