The Potential of Wastewater Testing for Rapid Assessment of Opioid Abuse (Research Brief)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Aug 02, 2016
- Rapid and objective measures of drug use can be obtained through municipal wastewater testing – a largely untapped data source that leverages existing infrastructure serving 81 percent of U.S. households.
- Advanced analytics and mapping of the data produced can identify hotspots of activity for targeting resources, and assess temporal trends for evaluating programs.
- Development of a coordinated regional or national wastewater monitoring system would empower local, state, and federal officials to begin predicting, rather than reacting to, public health epidemics.
You may also like...
The Power of a Data-Informed Partnership: Working with Community-Based Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health
Lost in Translation: The Importance of Social Determinants of Health Data from the Patient Perspective
We Also Recommend...