Denver Health Medical Center

Site: Denver, Colorado

Participating Hospital: Denver Health Medical Center

Case Definition: Hospital visits involving a patient aged 18 years or older presenting to the emergency department with a complaint of overdose and/or any ICD 10-CM T36-T50 initial encounter diagnosis code of poisoning with accidental (unintentional), intentional self-harm, or undetermined intent. Only includes visits with initial encounter ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes of T36–T50 with a sixth character of 1, 2, or 4 (exceptions for T36.9, T37.9, T39.9, T41.4, T42.7, T43.9, T45.9, T47.9, and T49.9, which were included if the code had a fifth character of 1, 2, or 4) and a seventh character of “A” (initial encounter).

Any ED Visit with an overdose term reported in any complaint field was included in the dataset; the following terms were considered valid overdose terms: “Overdose – Accidental” and “Overdose – Intentional”. Any ED Visit with a Naloxone term reported in any complaint field would also be included in the dataset; however, no Naloxone terms were reported for this site.

Note that persons who visit the ED multiple times are counted each time as a separate visit.

EHR Case Information Provided to EDDS: Arrival date (month/year), departure date (month/year); ED disposition, patient complaint(s), diagnose(s) and ICD-10-CM diagnostic code(s), age, race/ethnicity, sex, zip code of residence, and, when available, COVID-19 test results; and urine drug screen results for 5 drugs (i.e.., Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methadone, and Opiates).

Data Collection Beginning: January 2017

Data Collection Frequency: Quarterly

The EDDS project is funded by the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Cooperative Agreement #G2099ONDCP09A. The content is solely the responsibility of CESAR and does not necessarily represent the official views of the ONDCP, any other agency of the Federal Government, or the Denver Health Medical Center.


See also:

EDDS Hospitals – Data

EDDS Research Reports

EDDS Project Team