Overdose Fatality Review Report
The Mercer County Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT), launched last year with support from the New Jersey Department of Health, convenes regularly to analyze and better understand circumstances surrounding fatal overdoses.
Members hold confidential, multi-agency reviews, convened by THT, focusing on problem solving – not finger-pointing – to address an overdose crisis that kills, on average, more than eight people a day in New Jersey.
“By studying patterns of overdose in the community, OFRT members can identify gaps in the system of care and make recommendations to help save lives,” said THT Executive Director Gregory Paulson. “Such collaboration is a nationally recognized model for addressing overdose fatalities.”
This summary report shares statistics, trends and recommendations.