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New CIHI Report: Opioid hospitalization rates highest in smaller communities

Written by CIHI on December 12, 2018 for CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca

Toronto — Dr. Jeff Eppler doesn’t need to see a chart or a graph to understand the impact of Canada’s deadly opioid crisis in his B.C. community. “It was nothing like this 5 or 6 years ago,” said Dr. Eppler, an emergency department doctor at Kelowna General Hospital for the past 24 years. “I’ve treated more overdoses in the past year or two than I treated in the 20 before that combined.”

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