Why are drug-related deaths among women increasing in Scotland? - full report

A scoping project examining potential explanations for the disproportionate rise in drug-related deaths among women.

List of acronyms

DRD: drug-related death

ICD-10: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10 th Revision

ISD: Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland

NESI: Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative

NRS: National Records of Scotland

ONS: Office for National Statistics

OPDP: Older People with Drug Problems project

OST: Opioid Substitution Therapy

SDMD: Scottish Drugs Misuse Database


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