Methamphetamine Use in Manitoba: A Linked Administrative Data Study

This study identified Manitobans who had their methamphetamine use documented in whole-population, administrative health data for the years 2013 to 2018. This was achieved using the following databases housed within the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository: Hospital Discharge Abstracts, Medical Claims, Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service (WFPS), and Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM). The study results include demographic and geographic mapping information, prevalence and risk ratios for mental health comorbidities (e.g. mood or anxiety disorders, substance use disorders), and rates of health service use (e.g. fire and paramedic services, physician visits, emergency department visits).

METH Infographic

A full list of MCHP Deliverables is available online.


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