Summary Of 2017 NH Drug Overdose Deaths
from the OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
In 2017, 1,817 deaths fell under the jurisdiction of OCME. Autopsies were performed on 548 (30%) of the decedents and the remaining 1,269 decedents received external exams along with toxicology testing for most of them.
488 (27%) of all the 2017 deaths investigated by OCME were due to drug overdoses and are the subject of this review. Autopsies were performed on 214 (44%) of them.
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