Ph 02 9385 0286
Ph 02 9385 0331
Project Main Description:
Retrospective study of all cases in Australia in which barbiturates use was a mechanism contributory to death.
Project Collaborators: External:
Professor Johan Duflou
University of Sydney
Dr Fiona Shand
Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales
Increasing concerns regarding the harms of barbiturates.
The study aimed to:
- Determine the characteristics, and circumstances of death, of all recorded cases of barbiturate-related death in Australia;
- Determine the toxicology of such deaths; and
- Determine the major organ pathology of cases.
Design and Method:
Data collection completed.
This paper presents the first national clinical profile of death related to the use of barbiturates.
Project Research Area: