Published: 19 November 2009
Trends in deaths among drug users in Ireland from traumatic and medical causes, 1998 to 2005
The analysis presented in this paper is the first national report on non-poisoning deaths among drug users in Ireland. The data presented describe trends in non-poisoning deaths (deaths due to traumatic or medical causes) among drug users between 1998 and 2005. This paper is a companion to HRB Trends Series 4, which analysed trends in deaths by poisoning (directly drug-related deaths).