Nontraumatic Oral Health Classification for Alternative Use of Syndromic Data
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Burrer, S., Burkom, H., Okunseri, C., Barker, L., & Robison, V. (2013). Nontraumatic Oral Health Classification for Alternative Use of Syndromic Data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4452

Abstract

There is increasing demand for ways to use syndromic surveillance data for population health surveillance. The authors developed a nontraumatic oral health classification that could provide timely burden estimates of oral health-related visits to North Carolina (NC) emergency departments (EDs) using BioSense syndromic data. A combination of literature review, input by subject matter experts, and analysis of syndromic data was employed to create a classification that used select chief complaint text and ICD-9-CM codes for visit inclusion and exclusion criteria. Visit estimates created using this classification could contribute to policy decisions aimed at reducing this unnecessary burden on NC EDs.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4452
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