Year: 1999 Source: Critical Care Medicine, v.27, no.1, (1999), p.78-81 SIEC No: 20050227

The purpose of this double-blind study was to determine whether emergency department & in-patient costs associated with acute care management of patients suffering from an intentional drug overdose & presenting to a university-based emergency department would be reduced by treatment with flumazenil. A secondary objective was to determine if treatment with flumazenil would reduce the number of major diagnostic & therapeutic interventions required in management of patients with intentional drug overdose. (21 refs)