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Opioid Use Dashboard, Florida - 2018
IndicatorMeasureYearJan-Mar (Provisional)Apr-Jun (Provisional)Jul-Sep (Provisional)Oct-Dec (Provisional)Year-to-Date (Provisional)Case Definition
Health Status and Quality of Life
Opioid Overdose deathsCount
Opioids identified as the cause of death by Florida Medical Examiners by county where death occurred, data supplied by University of Florida, College of Medicine, Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking system (FROST).
Drug Overdose deathsCount
Drugs identified as the cause of death by Florida Medical Examiners by county where death occurred, data supplied by University of Florida, College of Medicine, Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking system (FROST).
Opioid Overdose Age-Adjusted Death RatePer 100,000 persons
Opioids identified as the cause of death by Florida Medical Examiners by county where death occurred, data supplied by University of Florida, College of Medicine, Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking system (FROST). Population data to calculate age-adjusted death rate comes from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR). Population estimates from EDR have been allocated by race based on information from the US Bureau of the Census.
Drug Overdose Age-Adjusted Death RatePer 100,000 persons
Drugs identified as the cause of death by Florida Medical Examiners by county where death occurred, data supplied by University of Florida, College of Medicine, Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking system (FROST). Population data to calculate age-adjusted death rate comes from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR). Population estimates from EDR have been allocated by race based on information from the US Bureau of the Census.
Suspected Non-fatal Opioid-involved OverdoseCount2018
2,581
3,149
2,995
5,730
Patients with an identified non-fatal opioid overdose during an emergency medical service transport, data from Florida’s EMSTARS database which includes 90% of Florida’s prehospital emergency transports.
Suspected Non-fatal All Drug OverdoseCount2018
7,935
9,391
9,270
17,326
Patients with an identified non-fatal drug overdose during an emergency medical service transport, data from Florida’s EMSTARS database which includes 90% of Florida’s prehospital emergency transports.
All drug non-fatal overdose emergency department visitsCount
Florida resident emergency department visits for surviving patients with one of the following: 1)Poisoning by drugs, medicinal & biological substances (ICD-9-CM codes: 960-979) id the primary diagnosis or any of the following is an external cause-of-injury: accidental poisoning by drugs, medicinal substances & biologicals (ICD-9-CM: E850-E858); suicide & self-inflicted poisoning by solid or liquid substances (ICD-9-CM: E905.0-E950.5); assault by drugs & medicainal substances (ICD-9-CM: E962.0); or poisoning by solid or liquid substances undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted (ICD-9-CM: E980.0-E980.5). 2)Provisional definition: Any diagnosis indicating poisoning by drugs, medicaments & biological substances (ICD-10-CM: T36-T50) that has a 5th or 6th character indicating accidental (unintentional), intentional self-harm, assault or undetermined intent & a 7th character indicating that this is an inital encounter or the 7th character is missing. Counts <5 are suppressed.
Opioid-involved non-fatal overdose emergency department visitsCount
Florida resident emergency department visits where the patient survived with either of the following characteristics: 1) Poisoning by opium, heroin, methadone or other opiates and related narcotics (ICD-9-CM codes: 965.00, 965.01, 965.02 or 965.09) listed as the primary diagnosis or any of the following is mentioned as an external cause-of-injury: accidental poisoning by methadone, heroin or other opiates and related narcotics (ICD-9-CM: E850.0, E850.1 or E850.2). 2) Provisional definition: any diagnosis indicating poisoning by opium, heroin, other opioids, methadone, synthetic narcotics, unspecified narcotics or other narcotics (ICD-10-CM: T40.0X, T40.1X, T40.2X, T40.3X, T40.4X, T40.60 or T40.69) that has a 6th character indicating accidental (unintentional), intentional self-harm, assault or undetermined intent and a 7th character indicating that this is an inital encounter or the 7th character is missing. Counts <5 are suppressed.
All drug non-fatal overdose hospitalizationsCount
Florida resident hospitalizations for surviving patients with either of the following: 1)Poisoning by drugs, medicinal & biological substances (ICD-9-CM codes: 960-979) listed as the primary diagnosis or any of the following is mentioned as an external cause-of-injury: accidental poisoning by drugs, medicinal substances & biologicals (ICD-9-CM: E850-E858); suicide & self-inflicted poisoning by solid or liquid substances (ICD-9-CM: E905.0-E950.5); assault by drugs & medicinal substances (ICD-9-CM: E962.0); or poisoning by solid or liquid substances undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted (ICD-9-CM: E980.0-E980.5). 2)Provisional definition: any diagnosis indicating poisoning by drugs, medicaments & biological substances (ICD-10-CM: T36-T50) that has a 5th or 6th character indicating accidental (unintentional), intentional self-harm, assault or undetermined intent & a 7th character indicating an inital encounter or the 7th character is missing. Counts <5 are suppressed.
Opioid-involved non-fatal overdose hospitalizationsCount
Florida resident hospitalizations where the patient survived with either of the following characteristics: 1) Poisoning by opium, heroin, methadone or other opiates and related narcotics (ICD-9-CM codes: 965.00, 965.01, 965.02 or 965.09) listed as the primary diagnosis or any of the following is mentioned as an external cause-of-injury: accidental poisoning by methadone, heroin or other opiates and related narcotics (ICD-9-CM: E850.0, E850.1 or E850.2). 2) Provisional definition: any diagnosis indicating poisoning by opium, heroin, other opioids, methadone, synthetic narcotics, unspecified narcotics or other narcotics (ICD-10-CM: T40.0X, T40.1X, T40.2X, T40.3X, T40.4X, T40.60 or T40.69) that has a 6th character indicating accidental (unintentional), intentional self-harm, assault or undetermined intent and a 7th character indicating that this is an inital encounter or the 7th character is missing. Counts <5 are suppressed.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Birth Defects RegistryCount
Infants less than 28 days old who were exposed to opioid prescription or illicit drugs during the mother’s pregnancy. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome was added to the List of Reportable Diseases/Conditions on June 4, 2014 making it a public health issue requiring on-going surveillance. Data were supplied by the Florida Birth Defects Registry.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rate from Birth Defects RegistryPer 10,000 live births
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome cases per 10,000 live births.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Early StepsCount2018
59
101
139
299
Infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) served by Florida Early Steps program that have been identified as having neonatal abstinence syndrome. Data were supplied by Florida Early Steps.
Florida Poison Information Network - calls related to opioidsCount2018
517
1,037
1,554
Calls to the Florida Poison Information Center Network indicating exposure among persons 11 years of age and older to prescription opioids, opioid combinations with other drugs and heroin by the caller's county, data extracted from ToxSentry® Web Query Builder.
Emergency Department Visits Related to Opioid OverdosePer 10,000 Visits201824.527.424.7
Emergency department visits where the patient’s chief complaint or discharge diagnoses indicated an opioid overdose among persons 11 years of age and older, data supplied by ESSENCE from 99% of Florida’s non-Veterans; Affairs emergency departments.
Prescription and Patient Measures
Number of Prescriptions DispensedCount2018
3,924,834
3,858,145
3,519,542
11,302,521
Opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Prescriptions Dispensed from In-State PrescribersCount2018
3,784,379
3,719,743
3,362,526
10,866,648
Opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida from prescribers practicing in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Prescriptions Dispensed from Out-of-State PrescribersCount2018
140,455
138,402
157,016
435,873
Opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida from prescribers practicing in outside of Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Number of Unique PatientsCount2018
1,746,556
1,694,309
1,518,132
Patients with opioid prescriptions that were dispensed in Florida regardless of the prescriber’s location by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Unique In-State PatientsCount2018
1,662,206
1,612,502
1,427,745
Patients with opioid prescriptions written by an in-state prescriber that were dispensed in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Unique Out-of-State PatientsCount2018
84,350
81,807
90,387
Patients with opioid prescriptions written by an out-of-state prescriber that were dispensed in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Number of Unique PrescribersCount2018
275,360
263,544
246,197
Prescribers with opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida regardless of practice location by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Unique In-State PrescribersCount2018
191,279
183,599
163,147
Prescribers practicing in Florida associated with opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Unique Out-of-State PrescribersCount2018
84,081
79,945
83,050
Prescribers practicing outside of Florida associated with opioid prescriptions dispensed in Florida by dispenser’s county, data supplied by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Prescriptions Dispensed per In-State PatientPer patient20182.32.32.4
2.3
Prescriptions Dispensed from In-State Prescribers per number of unique in-state patients.
Prescriptions Dispensed per Out-of-State PatientPer patient20181.71.71.7
1.7
Prescriptions Dispensed from Out-of-State Prescribers per number of unique out-of-state patients.
Prescriptions Dispensed per In-State PrescriberPer prescriber201819.820.320.6
20.2
Prescriptions Dispensed from In-State Prescribers per number of unique in-state prescribers.
Prescriptions Dispensed per Out-of-State PrescriberPer prescriber20181.71.71.9
1.8
Prescriptions Dispensed from In-State Prescribers per number of unique out-of-state prescribers.
Drug-related Consequences
Drug confirmed traffic crash fatalitiesCount2018
67
42
7
116
The death of a person as a direct result of a traffic crash within thirty days of the crash occurrence (any person listed on the crash report with an Injury Severity code of ‘5’). In this case, the crash involved a driver and/or non-motorist who tested positive for drugs at the time of the crash, excludes crashes with alcohol confirmed drivers and non-motorists. Data supplied by Lexis Nexis, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the source is Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) database.
Drug confirmed traffic crash injuriesCount2018
78
47
13
138
Non-fatal injury of a person as a direct result of a traffic crash. In this case, the crash involved a driver and/or non-motorist who tested positive for drugs at the time of the crash, excludes crashes with alcohol confirmed drivers and non-motorists. Data supplied by Lexis Nexis, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the source is Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) database.
Drug suspected traffic crash fatalitiesCount2018
52
39
8
99
The death of a person as a direct result of a traffic crash within thirty days of the crash occurrence (any person listed on the crash report with an Injury Severity code of ‘5’). In this case, the crash involved a driver and/or non-motorist who the investigating police officer suspected to be positive for drugs at the time of the crash. Data supplied by Lexis Nexis, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the source is Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) database.
Drug suspected traffic crash injuriesCount2018
190
173
120
483
Non-fatal injury of a person as a direct result of a traffic crash. In this case, the crash involved a driver and/or non-motorist who the investigating police officer suspected to be positive for drugs at the time of the crash. Data supplied by Lexis Nexis, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the source is Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) database.
Drug arrestsCount
Arrests attributed to possession or sale of illegal drugs. Data are from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Adult drug arrestsCount
Arrests of persons 18 and over attributed to possession or sale of illegal drugs. Data are from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Juvenile drug arrestsCount
Arrests of persons under 18 attributed to possession or sale of illegal drugs. Data are from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.