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Post-overdose interventions triggered by calling 911: Centering the perspectives of people who use drugs (PWUDs).

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Summary of "Post-overdose interventions triggered by calling 911: Centering the perspectives of people who use drugs (PWUDs)."

Opioid overdose deaths have increased exponentially in the United States. Bystander response to opioid overdose ideally involves administering naloxone, providing rescue breathing, and calling 911 to summon emergency medical assistance. Recently in the US, public health and public safety agencies have begun seeking to use 911 calls as a method to identify and deliver post-overdose interventions to opioid overdose patients. Little is known about the opinions of PWUDs about the barriers, benefits, or potential harms of post-overdose interventions linked to the 911 system. We sought to understand the perspectives of PWUDs about a method for using 911 data to identify opioid overdose cases and trigger a post-overdose intervention.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0223823

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