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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-05104
Asked by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 13 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the drug-related deaths that were included in the National Records for Scotland (NRS) Homeless Deaths reports for 2017-2020, were also included in the drug-related deaths figures that were published by the NRS in each year between 2017 and 2020.

Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 10 January 2022


Answer

The Homeless Death report used classifications (known as ICD-10) for cause of death and the established National Records of Scotland definition of a drug-related death (see Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2020 ). Therefore, all drug-related deaths reported within the NRS Homeless Death Report will also be included in the National Records of Scotland drug-related death report.