Analysis of Healthcare Seeking Behavior

Chrissy Dangel, Steven Allgeier, Adam Haas, Amanda Johnson


This paper describes analyses of health seeking behaviors from two surveillance datastreams: Poison Control Center (PCC) calls and Emergency Department (ED) visit records. These analyses were conducted in order to quantify behaviors following the development of symptoms after water contamination exposure and to understand  the motivation, decision-making and timing behind healthcare seeking behaviors.

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