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Firearm violence is an issue of public health concern leading to more than 30,000 deaths and 80,000 nonfatal injuries in the United States annually. To date, firearm-related studies among Veterans have focused primarily on suicide and attempted suicide. Herein, we examine firearm violence among... Read more

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The ICD-9 codes for acute respiratory illness (ARI) and pneumonia/influenza (P&I) are commonly used in ARI surveillance; however, few studies evaluate the accuracy of these codes or the importance of ICD-9 position. We reviewed ICD-9 codes reported among patients identified through severe... Read more

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Patients who suffer from rare diseases can be hard to diagnose for prolonged periods of time. In the process, they are often subjected to tentative treatments for ailments they do not have, risking an escalation of their actual condition and side effects from therapies they do not need. An early... Read more

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From 2001-2011, mental health-related hospitalizations and ED visits increased among United States children nationwide. During this period, mental health-related hospitalizations among NYC children increased nearly 23%. To estimate mental health-related ED visits in NYC and assess the use of... Read more

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Underage drinking is a significant public health problem in the United States as well as in Nebraska1-2. Alcohol consumption among underage youth accounts for approximately 5,000 deaths each year in the United States, including motor vehicle crash related deaths, homicides and suicides1. In... Read more

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Recreational drug use is a major problem in the United States and around the world. Specifically, drug abuse results in heavy use of emergency department (ED) services, and is a high financial burden to society and to the hospitals due to chronic ill health and multiple injection drug use... Read more

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Curated list of documents supporting the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

For more information about the project, visit the project description page on healthsurveillance.org.

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A report of the Injury Surveillance Workgroup Region 9, Safe States Alliance, December 2016.

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Impetus for this report: On October 1, 2015 in the United States, ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM for coding information in hospital discharge, emergency department, and... Read more

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The Department of Defense conducts syndromic surveillance of health encounter visits of Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. Providers within the MHS assign up to 10 diagnosis codes to each health encounter visit. The diagnosis codes are grouped into syndrome and sub-syndrome categories.... Read more

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