Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #3: Syndromic Surveillance Case Definition for Monitoring Opioid Related ED visits and Drug Overdose Surveillance Using Death Record, Poison Control, and ED Data


This is the third installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, held on July 27, 2017. Click here for Part 1 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 2.


Presentation 1: The goal of this ongoing collaboration is to work together to develop a standard case definition for opioid abuse/poisoning, which would then be applicable in multiple jurisdictions. The pilot study evaluated the opioid abuse/poisoning case definition by determining the consistency of the reported Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis (CC and DD) in SyS ED data.  In addition, the consistency of DD corresponding to the opioid case definition was assessed by comparing the weekly counts of opioid abuse/poisoning cases in SyS ED data to those obtained in Hospital Discharge Data (HDD). 


Yushiuan Chen, MS, Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD)

David Atrubin, MPH, Surveillance Epidemiologist, Florida Department of Health 


Presentation 2: This presentation will focus on using multiple data sources housed within Florida’s syndromic surveillance system to monitor drug overdoses within the state.

David Atrubin, MPH, Surveillance Epidemiologist, Florida Department of Health 

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July, 2017

July 28, 2017

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