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Data for Mental Health-Related Visits to Emergency Departments North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2011

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Emergency Dept. Visits per 10,000 Population
North Carolina 2008 92
North Carolina 2009 94.3
North Carolina 2010 99
North Carolina 2011 106.5
HNC 2020 Target 2008 82.8
HNC 2020 Target 2009 82.8
HNC 2020 Target 2010 82.8

Data Notes

This measure is based on emergency department (ED) visit data collected by the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). NC DETECT collects ED data from emergency departments across North Carolina. Visits were coded under the 9th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM).  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) 

Definition

Includes all emergency department visits where a mental health related diagnosis was coded as the principal diagnosis in a child or adult.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of mental health related emergency department visits
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 02/12/2013


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