Use of Syndromic Data to Determine Oral Health Visit Burden on Emergency Departments
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Burkom, H., Burrer, S., Barker, L., Robison, V., Hicks, P., & Ising, A. (2013). Use of Syndromic Data to Determine Oral Health Visit Burden on Emergency Departments. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4412

Abstract

In a syndromic dual use application, North Carolina emergency department (ED) visits for oral health-related problems were studied using BioSense patient records stratified by age group, patient residence county, and payment method. After a case definition process using both chief complaints and diagnosis codes, the study obtained population-based visit rates and revealed age- and county-specific problems consistent over three full years ending 30Jun2011 and worsening in selected counties. The state total ED burden for oral health problems was ~2% (0.2% - 9.7% by county).
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4412
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