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Opioid overdose prevention and naloxone rescue kits: what we know and what we don’t know

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, January 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 367)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
48 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Opioid overdose prevention and naloxone rescue kits: what we know and what we don’t know
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13722-016-0068-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Todd Kerensky, Alexander Y. Walley

Abstract

The opioid use and overdose crisis is persistent and dynamic. Opioid overdoses were initially driven in the 1990s and 2000s by the increasing availability and misuse of prescription opioids. More recently, opioid overdoses are increasing at alarming rates due to wider use of heroin, which in some places is mixed with fentanyl or fentanyl derivatives. Naloxone access for opioid overdose rescue is one of the US Department of Health and Human Services' three priority areas for responding to the opioid crisis. This article summarizes the known benefits of naloxone access and details unanswered questions about overdose education and naloxone rescue kits. Hopefully future research will address these knowledge gaps, improve the effectiveness of opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution programs, and unlock the full promise of naloxone rescue kits.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Unknown 208 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 17%
Student > Bachelor 28 13%
Researcher 23 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 9%
Other 15 7%
Other 46 22%
Unknown 43 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 38 18%
Social Sciences 20 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 7%
Psychology 9 4%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 51 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2020.
All research outputs
#524,494
of 19,783,996 outputs
Outputs from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#7
of 367 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,433
of 408,293 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#1
of 16 outputs
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