Eighteen NDEWS sentinel sites will collect and submit indicator data on an ongoing basis to characterize trends in drug use, drug availability, and drug-related consequences in their geographic areas. The NDEWS Coordinating Center will also collect data from national sources and agency partners to supplement local sentinel site data.
Indicators and data sources
|Drug use||Combined effort: Rapid Street Reporting (RSR); Coordinating Center: Virtual HealthStreet, NSDUH|
|Drug availability||Sentinel sites: Drug seizures; Coordinating Center: HIDTA PMP drug seizure data|
|Drug-related mortality||Sentinel sites: Medical Examiner data (cause of death and drug detections); Coordinating Center: ODMAP (fatal)|
|Drug-related morbidity||Sentinel sites: Hospital and emergency department admissions, non-fatal overdoses; Coordinating Center: ODMAP (non-fatal), Poison Control|
|Treatment demand||Sentinel sites: Substance use disorder treatment admissions, naloxone distribution|
|Drug-related infectious diseases||Sentinel sites: HIV, hepatitis C, STIs|