Evaluation of Case Detection of Marijuana-Related Emergency Department Visits

Authors

  • Kathryn H. DeYoung
  • Robert Beum
  • Yushiuan Chen
  • Moises Maravi
  • Lourdes W. Yun
  • Michele Askenazi
  • Judith Shlay
  • Arthur Davidson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6430

Abstract

The National Syndromic Surveillance System is a CDC surveillance system which allows timely detection of emergency department trends by matching chief complaint text or diagnosis codes and text to established syndrome criteria. Although events such as accidental and over-consumption of edible marijuana products are an emerging concern, no CDC syndrome definition currently exists for marijuana-related visits. We developed and evaluated a marijuana syndrome definition using data from 15 hospitals in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Douglas counties reporting to NSSP.

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Published

2016-03-24

How to Cite

DeYoung, K. H., Beum, R., Chen, Y., Maravi, M., Yun, L. W., Askenazi, M., Shlay, J., & Davidson, A. (2016). Evaluation of Case Detection of Marijuana-Related Emergency Department Visits. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6430

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