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Data Dashboard

Welcome to the Tennessee Drug Overdose Dashboard

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), Office of Informatics and Analytics and the Department of Finance & Administration, Division of Strategic Technology Solutions (STS). This interactive tool contains state, regional, and county level data on fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses and drug prescribing. 

Using this tool

Select a county or region from the drop-down menu to display respective data.

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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Indicators – something that points to an issue or condition. Indicators are best used when comparable over time.

Mortality – death

Mortality Indicators

  • All Drug Overdose Deaths - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings. This indicator includes all overdose deaths, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). This indicator does not include: (1) deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), 2) deaths due to alcohol and tobacco, and 3) deaths that occur under the influence of drugs, but do not involve acute poisoning (e.g., a car crash that occurred because the driver was drowsy from taking a prescription drug).
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve any opioid as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Opioids include both prescription opioid pain relievers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine, as well as heroin and opium. Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids: Natural, Semi-synthetic and Synthetic Opioids - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve prescription opioid pain relievers as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Prescribed opioid pain relievers include such drugs as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and fentanyl. Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids: Natural and Semi-synthetic Opioids and Methadone - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve certain subcategories of prescription opioid pain relievers as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Prescribed opioid pain relievers include such drugs as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine. Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Natural and Semi-synthetic Opioids - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve natural and semisynthetic opioids as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Natural and semisynthetic opioids include drugs such as morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Methadone - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve methadone as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Methadone is a synthetic opioid used both as a pain reliever and in medicated assisted therapy for drug dependence. Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin - drug overdose deaths caused by acute poisonings that involve heroin as a contributing cause of death, regardless of intent (e.g., unintentional, suicide, assault, or undetermined). Deaths related to chronic use of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.

Inpatient Stay – a hospitalization.

Morbidity – amount of disease in a population.

Morbidity Indicators

  • All drug overdose emergency department visits - all drug overdose emergency department visits caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Emergency department visits related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Emergency department visits involving all opioid overdose excluding heroin - emergency department visits caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of all opioids drugs, excluding heroin, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Emergency department visits related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Emergency department visits involving heroin overdose - emergency department visits caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of heroin, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Emergency department visits related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • All drug overdose hospitalizations - all drug overdose hospitalizations caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Hospitalizations related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Hospitalizations involving all opioid overdose excluding heroin - hospitalizations caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of all opioids drugs, excluding heroin, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Hospitalizations related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.
  • Hospitalizations involving heroin overdose - hospitalizations caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of heroin, regardless of intent (e.g., suicide, unintentional, or undetermined). Hospitalizations related to late effects, adverse effects, and chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (e.g., damage to organs from long-term drug use), are excluded from this indicator.

Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) - morphine milligram equivalents, is a way to calculate the total amount of opioids, accounting for differences in opioid drug type and strength.

Opioid – a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription.

Outpatient Stay – typically to an emergency department.

Nonfatal Drug Overdose – a drug overdose that does not cause death.

Rate – How many times something happens relative to the number of people in the population over a period of time.