AbstractThe New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) routinely collects daily emergency department (ED) data from 49 of NYC‚Ä∞√õ¬™s 52 EDs. Very little information regarding ED-specific coding practices, procedures or health information systems was available to the DOHMH. With the goal of gaining more inforamtion about ED-specific coding practices, members of the DOHMH interviewed ED personnel at all 49 EDs. The information from these surveys is to be used to improve the DOHMH‚Ä∞√õ¬™s ability to categorize ED visits into syndrome groupings.
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