BC’s Overdose Overview May 9-15, 2021

Support for the community

Check the latest drug alerts for people who use substances, including up to date information on:
• overdose alerts
• overdose prevention sites
• safety information
• drug checking information

Overdose event tracking

The weekly overdose dashboard provides provincial and regional information on:

• Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BC Emergency Health Service)
• Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BC Coroners Service defined)
• Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA)
• Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view)
• Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the Glasgow Coma Scale (health authority pages)
• Proportion of overdose patients transported to hospital

Weekly Overdose dashboard placemat May 9-15, 2021


Learn More

Overdose Response Indicators recorded by the BC Centre for Disease Control

PAN’s April edition of Substance Use News

See our Drug Use and Overdose response resources


Focus image by Andrew, Flickr (Creative Commons)