Mass Gathering_Sporting Event - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four games and related events in Maricopa County in 2017. In addition to the Final four games, Maricopa County hosted several related events including a multi day music festival and Fan Fest. The query was developed in NSSP ESSENCE using chief complaint terms for the events, venues, participating teams, and performing artists

October 26, 2017

Chronic Pain Syndrome - Kansas Board of Pharmacy

This is a preliminary Chronic Pain-Related Syndrome, created to search relevant ICD10 and a few key terms in emergency department visits in ESSENCE. The codes and terms are specific to non-cancer related chronic pain with exclusions of cases receiving cancer-related ICD10.

ICD10 codes were selected by translating the following ICD9 codes for Chronic Pain contained in this PDF (

May 04, 2018

Food Poisoning - Wisconsin Department of Health Services

  • Why the syndrome was created?
    • Track food poisoning and potential disease outbreaks due to infected food 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.)
    • ESSENCE 
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.)
    • Patient Location Full Details 
  • Fields used to query the data (e.g., Chief Complaint, Discharge Diagnosis, Triage Notes, etc.)
    • CCandDD

October 04, 2018

Mass Gathering_Political Event - Maricopa County Deaprtment of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during a 2017 U.S. President rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Terms were included based on events at previous rallies in other cities. The query was created using chief complaint field in NSSP ESSENCE.

October 26, 2017

Surveillance of Heat-Related Illness Among Pinal County Residents in Arizona

Extreme heat events caused by high environmental temperatures are considered a major cause of weather-related deaths and injury in the United States. These events can result in a spectrum of conditions known as heat-related illnesses (HRIs), which range from minor to life threating symptoms. In Arizona, HRIs account for more than 2,000 emergency room visits and 118 deaths each year. In 2012, there were a total of 1,572 emergency department visits related to HRIs.

May 08, 2018

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October 11, 2018

Mass Gathering_Music Festival - Maricopa County Department of Public Health

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the 2017 Lost Lake Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The syndrome queries chief complaint terms related to the event, venue and performing artists.

October 26, 2017

Gunshot Injuries - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Responding to an ask on the ISDS forums (, KDHE made a first attempt at a Gunshot Injury query for Kansas syndromic data. There are a lot of other versions of GSW queries in this forum post. I recommend looking over the thread.

November 19, 2018


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