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Accession Number PB2013-108764
Title Drug Abuse Warning Network Methodology Report, 2011 Update.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 50p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This publication describes the methodologies used by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), a program of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to collect, prepare, and analyze information on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. An understanding of the methodology behind the collection and processing of DAWN data allows data users to better evaluate the validity, representativeness, and meaning of the findings. The methods described here were initiated in 2004 and are current as of 2011. Comparisons across data collection years can only be made for 2004-2011. Due to changes introduced to core survey features such as the design of the sample, protocol for selecting charts to review, and the eligibility criteria for being a DAWN case in 2004-DAWN data for 2004 and forward are not comparable to data for earlier years (2003 and earlier).
Keywords Adverse drug reactions
Drug abuse
Drug addicts
Emergency medical services
Emergency rooms
Illicit drugs
Statistical data

Source Agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
43C - Human Resources
91F - Health Services
Corporate Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number HHSS28320070002I

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