The 2017 Drug Death Data Summary

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NH 2017 Drug Death Data Summary

 

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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