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Access to dental care is a public health problem in Idaho because most of the state is experiencing a shortage of dental health professionals. The Idaho Oral Health program has anecdotal evidence that some Idahoans compensate for this shortage by seeking dental care in emergency departments (EDs... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

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... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

In recent years, Washington State has experienced episodes of degraded air quality from wildfires burning within the state, as well as surrounding states and provinces. Wildfire smoke, particularly the high concentrations of small particulate matter generated by incomplete combustion, can lead... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

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... Read more

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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... Read more

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Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to track falling related emergency room visits.  Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) ESSENCE  Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Patient Location (Full Details... Read more
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The 2017-2018 influenza season was the first to be classified as "high severity" across all age groups since 2003.1 Influenza-like illness (ILI) peaked at 7.5%, the highest since the 2009 pandemic.1 It was also the longest season in recent history, coming in at or above the national baseline for... Read more

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This syndrome was designed to capture rabies PEP visits and animal bites (excluding insect, human, snake, arachnid, and fish bites).

The query is designed using ESSENCE syntax (from the query portal)

The query is designed to be run against emergency department and urgent care... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

In winter, people are at risk for cold-related illness (CRI) such as hypothermia. Deaths coded as weather-related from 2006 through 2010 showed exposure to excessive cold as the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States.1 Therefore, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program... Read more

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Wisconsin experienced severe flooding from August 17 to September 20, 2018. This flood caused an estimated $232 million in damage and affected 21 counties. Floods can have negative health impacts on a population, such as increased skin infections, communicable diseases, gastroenteritis, and... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

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