Robert Beum

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OBJECTIVES Reliable methods are needed to monitor the public health impact of changing laws and perceptions about marijuana. Structured and free-text emergency department (ED) visit data offer an opportunity to monitor the impact of these changes in near-real time. Our objectives were to (1) generate and validate a syndromic case definition for ED visits(More)
Introduction NSSP, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance system, allows timely detection of emergency department (ED) trends by matching chief complaint (CC) text or diagnosis (DX) codes to established syndrome criteria [1, 2]. No CDC syndrome definition currently exists for marijuana-related visits. Accidental child ingestions and(More)
Youth are prolific users of cell phone minutes and text messaging. Numerous programs using short message service text messaging (SMS) have been employed to help improve health behaviors and health outcomes. However, we lack information on whether and what type of interaction or engagement with SMS program content is required to realize any benefit. We(More)
Introduction Timely access to Emergency Department (ED) Chief Complaint (CC) data, before the definitive diagnosis is established, allows for early outbreak detection and prompt response by public health officials.BioSense 2.0 is a cloud-based application that securely collects, tracks, and shares ED data from participating hospitals around the country.(More)
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