Skip to main content
Back to Top

Research to address the opioid crisis: Approaches to data linkage

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 15:33
Individual Author: 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Reference Type: 
Research Methodology: 
Place Published: 
Washington, D.C.
Published Date: 
Published Date (Date): 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To combat the public health crisis associated with the opioid overdose epidemic, HHS will host an Opioid Code-a-Thon on December 6-7, 2017 to develop data driven solutions to combat the opioid epidemic. This Data Brief presents an overview of the data sources that could be leveraged to study the opioid crisis within each of the five HHS strategic areas, highlights some of the key research questions within these areas, and summarizes data linking strategies that can be used to support research on opioids. This brief is based on a forthcoming ASPE report that will provide expanded details and examples of data sources and linkages for studying the opioid crisis. The brief is intended to inform participants in HHS' Opioid Code-a-Thon and to encourage new studies that use existing data to generate information that improves the understanding of opioid addiction, overdoses, and the populations that are affected by the opioid crisis. (Author abstract) 

Geographic Focus: 
Page Count: 
Topical Area: 

The SSRC is here to help you! Do you need more information on this record?

If you are unable to access the full-text of the article from the Public URL provided, please email our Librarians for assistance at

In addition to the information on this record provided by the SSRC, you may be able to use the following options to find an electronic copy from an online subscription service or your local library:

  • Worldcat to find an electronic copy from an online subscription service
  • Google Scholar to discover other full text options