Heat-related Illness - CSTE Heat Workgroup

This definition is based the following document created by the CSTE Heat Workgroup: Heat-related Illness Syndrome Query: A guidance Document for Implementing Heat-related Illness Syndromic Surveillance in Public Health Practice (attached). The query is built using chief complaint and discharge diagnosis. It is also available in the CC and DD category in NSSP ESSENCE.

September 06, 2017

Medication Refill - Idaho Division of Public Health

The attached query was developed to track medication refill encounters in emergency departments in ESSENCE during evacuations or extended mass gathering events. The query was initially developed for use with the chief complaint, triage note, and discharge diagnosis code (ICD-10 CM). 


February 28, 2018

Hypothermia/Cold Exposure - Idaho Division of Public Health

This query is used to assess trends in hypothermia or cold exposure in emergency department visits in ESSENCE. The query captures cold exposure, hypothermia, and frost bite using chief complaint, triage note, and discharge diagnosis code (ICD-10CM). The query does not exclude hypothermia related to an underlying medical condition.

February 28, 2018

Homelessness - Idaho Division of Public Health

The homelessness syndrome was developed to identify emergency department visits in ESSENCE for patients who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. The syndrome is intended for use with chief complaint, triage notes, and discharge diagnosis codes (ICD-10 CM). The definition heavily relies on diagnosis codes primarily used by non-critical access hospitals and artificial exclusion of critical access facilities should be considered when data are interpreted.

February 28, 2018

Homeless Population - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was created using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The syndrome queries chief complaint and discharge diagnosis fields. The Maricopa County data include emergency room and inpatient visits.

October 26, 2017

Zika - Arizona

This syndrome was created as a part of the Arizona Arboviral Syndrome Surveillance Project, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional surveillance. The syndrome was initially created using BioSesne 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE.

October 26, 2017


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