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Query Results for Emergency Department Encounter Query Module for Utah Counties and Local Health Districts - EPHT NCDM Heat Stress Crude Rate (In May, June, July, August, September)

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Admission years Filter: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Data Grouped By:Admission years, NCDM Age Groups
ICD Stands for International Classification of Diseases. It is a coding system maintained by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics used to classify causes of death on death certificates and diagnoses, injury causes, and medical procedures for hospital and emergency department visits. These codes are updated every decade or so to account for advances in medical technology. The U.S. is currently using the 10th revision (ICD-10) to code causes of death. The 9th revision (ICD-9) has been used for hospital and emergency department visits until 3rd quarter of 2015. The ICD-10 was used from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Starting with the 2015 data, the methodology for grouping payers was simplified to follow HCUP categorization. Because of this, users should be cautious about performing comparisons between 2015 and previous years. The most substantial change has been the elimination of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Managed Care categories. This field is subject to change in the future as refinements are made to the methodology.

Prior to 2015 San Juan County was part of the Southeast Local Health District. In 2015 the San Juan County Local Health District was formed. Data reported are for all years using the current boundaries.
  • Utah Emergency Department Encounter Database, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Utah Department of Health. Utah Population Estimates Committee (UPEC) and the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) for years 1980-1999. For years 2000 and later the population estimates are provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2016.
Coverage and Validity of Diagnosis Codes: Since the data come from the billing forms, all visits or encounters have a Diagnosis code making coverage great. There is some difference of opinion regarding whether some providers may emphasize Diagnosis codes that yield higher reimbursements. The hospital and ED data are considered "Administrative Data" because they were created for use in billing and remittance of payment. As such, they were not constructed for public health surveillance purposes primarily, and are weak in some areas, such as external cause of injury and race or ethnicity. But, in general, they are extremely valuable and reasonably complete and valid.
These data were queried on: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:15:53 MDT

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Content updated: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:09:41 MST