Delay between Discharge and Admit Time Delay in ADT-A03 messages via LEEDS

Description: 

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDEpi) within the Office of Public Health (LaOPH) conducts syndromic surveillance of emergency departments by means of the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS). LEEDS accepts ADT (admit-discharge transfer) messages from participating hospitals, predominately A04 (registration) and A03 (discharge), to obtain symptom or syndrome information on patients reporting to hospital emergency departments. Capturing the data using discharge messages (A03) only could result in a delay in receipt of data by LaOPH, considering the variability in the length of stay of a patient in the ED.

Objective

To explore the difference between the reported date of admission and discharge date using discharge messages (A03), from hospital emergency departments participating in the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS.

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Original Publication Year: 
2016
Event/Publication Date: 
September, 2017

September 07, 2017

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