Year: 1973 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.63, no.3, (1973), p.215-226 SIEC No: 19820505

Data on drug overdoses are collected from emergency rooms of all general hospitals in Hamilton, Ontario over a 15-month period. High proportion of patients had been diagnosed as depressed, many are alcohol dependent or intoxicated. A large majority were female. Findings are discussed and practical applications are considered.