National Drug Conference 2011: Ena Lynn
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Alcohol-related deaths and deaths among people who were alcohol dependent in Ireland, 2004 to 2008
The National Drug Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) is an epidemiological database which records all deaths by drug and/or alcohol poisoning, and deaths among drug users and those who are alcohol dependent in Ireland. To ensure completeness, data from several national sources are collected: the General Mortality Register, coroners’ records, acute hospital records (via the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry system) and the Central Treatment List. A descriptive analysis of individuals who died of alcohol-related deaths and deaths among people who were alcohol dependent recorded in the NDRDI from 2004 to 2008 was undertaken.