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Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Data System Guidance, Version 2.0

Publication Date: 11/9/2022

The Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Data System Version 2.0 was released in February 2022. The updated version is based on Version 1.0 pilot user feedback and was authored by Melissa Heinen and Lauren Savitskas with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research and Mallory O’Brien with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Consultant, IPA Overdose Fatality Reviews, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The OFR Data System REDCap instrument was developed by Tom Chelius with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Keywords: Overdose Fatality Review Data System Version 2.0 OFR REDCap decedent death investigation toxicology health history substance use trauma social service next-of-kin NOK notification