ACUTE POISONING IN THE COMMUNITY AND ITS ASSOCIATED MORTALITY AT THE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute poisoning is a common event in the community. Despite the high prevalence of acute poisoning in the community, there are very few studies done on the subject in Zambia. Lack of research on acute poisoning has resulted in lack of information on the pattern of poisoning, morbidity, mortality and pitfalls in management.