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The impact of poisoning in British Columbia : a cost analysis Rajabali, Fahra; Turcotte, Kate; Zheng, Alex; Purssell, Roy; Buxton, Jane A.; Pike, Ian


Poisoning, from substances such as illicit drugs, prescribed and over-the-counter medications, alcohol, pesticides, gases and household cleaners, is the leading cause of injury-related death and the second leading cause for injury-related hospital admission in British Columbia. We examined the health and economic costs of poisoning in BC for 2016, using a societal perspective, to support public health policies aimed at minimizing losses to society.

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