New NCIS fact sheet released

29 June 2022

An average of 800 benzodiazepine-related deaths occur in Australia every year, according to a new fact sheet released by the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) Unit.

The fact sheet, Benzodiazepine-related deaths in Australia, reviewed the circumstances of 15,215 deaths reported in Australia.

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NCIS Fatal facts is a unique tool that allows public access to Australian coronial recommendations. Users can search the tool by a variety of category tags. A search using the drugs and alcohol category can identify summaries of relevant deaths and associated coronial recommendations made to improve public health and safety.

A variety of organisations use NCIS data to conduct research into drug-related deaths. Links to relevant research publications are available on the NCIS website.

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