Analysis of ED and UCC Visits Related to Synthetic Marijuana in ESSENCE-FL, 2010-2015

Michael Wiese, Charles R. Clark


One of the numerous functions of syndromic data has been the identification of visits of interest using customized free text queries. For this study a specific query was created to search for and identify visits possibly related to the use of synthetic marijuana. This presentation will quantify this public health issue in Florida as well discuss the use of free text queries to identify visits related to other, even newer, synthetic drugs.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *