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Cross Cutting : Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH) Indicators

The Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH) Indicators Subcommittee supports CSTE's efforts to promote state-level epidemiologic capacity for SUMH surveillance and to establish guidelines for the selection and use of related surveillance indicators. Formerly the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Indicator Subcommittee, the group expanded focus in 2018 and updated the name. 

Between 2015 – 2017, the AOD Subcommittee  developed and pilot-tested an indicator for hospitalizations attributable to drugs with the potential for abuse and dependence, excluding alcohol, and one for hospitalizations attributable to alcohol. These indicators include definitions, a list of ICD-9-CM codes for case finding, and how-to guides that provides step-by-step instructions for generating counts, crude rates, and age-adjusted rates.

 

Access the How-to-Guide for hospitalizations attributable to alcohol.

Calculate age-adjusted rates for hospitalizations attributable to alcohol.

Access the How-to-Guide for hospitalizations attributable to drugs with the potential for abuse and dependence, excluding alcohol.

Calculate age-adjusted rates for hospitalizations attributable to drugs with the potential for abuse and dependence, excluding alcohol.


Ongoing projects for the subcommittee include identifying ICD-10-CM codes for case-finding cases as of early 2017. developing an indicator for hospitalizations attributable to alcohol.

The subcommittee meets monthly via conference call. For more information about the Alcohol and Other Drug Surveillance Subcommittee and its activities, please contact Megan Toe. Click here to view other Cross Cutting Steering Committee activities.

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