Homeless Population - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was created using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The syndrome queries chief complaint and discharge diagnosis fields. The Maricopa County data include emergency room and inpatient visits.

October 26, 2017

Mass Gathering_Sporting Event - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four games and related events in Maricopa County in 2017. In addition to the Final four games, Maricopa County hosted several related events including a multi day music festival and Fan Fest. The query was developed in NSSP ESSENCE using chief complaint terms for the events, venues, participating teams, and performing artists

October 26, 2017

Mass Gathering_Political Event - Maricopa County Deaprtment of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during a 2017 U.S. President rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Terms were included based on events at previous rallies in other cities. The query was created using chief complaint field in NSSP ESSENCE.

October 26, 2017

Mass Gathering_Music Festival - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the 2017 Lost Lake Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The syndrome queries chief complaint terms related to the event, venue and performing artists.

October 26, 2017

Hazardous Materials HazMat - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was developed to conduct surveillance for hazardous materials events in Maricopa County.  It has been included in enhanced surveillance for Mass Gathering events such as the 2017 Lost Lakes Festival and is an updated version from the version included in the 2017 NCAA Men's Division I College Basketball Championship (Final Four) enhanced surveillance.

The syndrome was developed in ESSENCE using chief complaint terms from emergency room and inpatient data.

November 03, 2017

Firearm Injury - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome attempts to capture acute GSW hospital visits and was developed based on existing syndromes shared by the community of practice in this forum post: https://www.healthsurveillance.org/forums/Posts.aspx?topic=1452124
This syndrome attempts to capture acute GSW emergency department and inpatient visits

December 12, 2018

Injection Drug Use - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome attempts to capture Opioid, Cocaine and Meth Injection Drug Use hospital visits. The syndrome was developed using NSSP ESSNECE and evaluated on Maricopa County emergency department and inpatient data. Fields used in ESSENCE include Admit Reason Combo, Cheif Complaint History and Discharge Diagnosis.

December 12, 2018

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