Reliability and Validity of EMS Dispatch Code-based Categorization of Emergency Patients for Syndromic Surveillance

Reliability and Validity of EMS Dispatch Code-based Categorization of Emergency Patients for Syndromic Surveillance

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A retrospective study involving the secondary analysis of public health surveillance records was undertaken to characterize the reliability and validity of an EMS dispatch data-based scheme for assigning emergency patients to surveillance syndromes in relation to two other schemes, one based on hospital ED clinicians' manual categorization according to patients' chief complaint and clinical presentation, and one based on ICD-9 coded hospital ED diagnoses.... ICD-9 coded diagnosis and EMS dispatch code a€” are analyzed separately and comprise three distinct surveillance ... DIAGNOSIS) 27 STAB / GUNSHOT / PENETRATING TRAUMA 28 STROKE / CVA 29 TRAFFIC / TRANSPORTATIONanbsp;...


Title:Reliability and Validity of EMS Dispatch Code-based Categorization of Emergency Patients for Syndromic Surveillance
Author: Matthew Raymond Groenewold
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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