Using Syndromic Emergency Department Data to Augment Oral Health Surveillance
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Jasek, J. P., Hosseinipour, N., Rubin, T., & Lall, R. (2013). Using Syndromic Emergency Department Data to Augment Oral Health Surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4407

Abstract

Using the chief complaint field from our established syndromic ED system, we developed definitions for potentially preventable oral health visits (OHV) and examined patterns in 2009-2011 data. Under the widest definition, OHV comprised about 1% of ED visits. Adults ages 18 to 29 had markedly higher OHV than other ages, as did certain neighborhoods/EDs. We found more than half of OHV occurred during daytime hours, suggesting opportunities for targeted outreach and education. With some caveats, syndromic ED data provide a useful complement to other oral health surveillance strategies.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4407
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