Evaluation of cannabis ICD-10-CM codes' performance to predict emergency department visits partially attributable to cannabis
Background: Colorado became the first state to legalize and implement recreational cannabis sales in the United States. Research is needed to understand the public health implications of recreational cannabis legalization as other state follow suit. Emergency department (ED) visit data and cannabis diagnosis coding provide an opportunity to track the impacts of these policy changes. We aimed to characterize the performance of cannabis diagnosis codes in predicting ED visits attributed to cannabis. Methods: This study used one year of ED visit from the University of Colorado Hospital to perform ...
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