Homelessness - Idaho Division of Public Health

The homelessness syndrome was developed to identify emergency department visits in ESSENCE for patients who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. The syndrome is intended for use with chief complaint, triage notes, and discharge diagnosis codes (ICD-10 CM). The definition heavily relies on diagnosis codes primarily used by non-critical access hospitals and artificial exclusion of critical access facilities should be considered when data are interpreted.

This definition was adapted from the "Homeless Population - Maricopa County Department of Public Health" syndrome definition submitted by Rasneet Kumar. 

Surveillance System: 
ESSENCE (NSSP)
Syndrome Definition: 

homeless OR shelter OR ;Z590 OR ;Z59.0 OR ;Z591 OR ;Z59.1 OR ;Z598 OR ;Z59.8 OR ;Z599 OR ;Z59.9

Attached Syntax Platform: 
ESSENCE
Submitting Author Organization: 
Idaho Division of Public Health
Submitting Author Email: 
Kristin.Arkin@dhw.idaho.gov
Syndrome Category: 

February 28, 2018

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