Colorado’s Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP): Addressing Surge Capacity through Information Exchange. Gregory M. Bogdan, Ph.D. Research Director Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center Denver Health Denver, CO. Public Risk Perception. Hotline Contacts (% population).
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Gregory M. Bogdan, Ph.D.
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Event specifics (bioterrorism, child-targeted, new emerging disease) will effect the amount of public concern and numbers of people having information or others needs.
* R. Lasker, Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health (www. cacsh.org)
Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
patient surges reduced by providing information and triage through multiple paths
Local & State Public Health Agencies
Toronto – SARS outbreak, Mar to Jun 2003
Total Calls = >300,000
Peak Daily Calls = 47,567
Deaths: 44 Cases: 438
COHELP – Two Outbreaks, Jul to Dec 2003
Total Calls = 36,170
West Nile Virus (WNV) Calls = 12,555
Deaths: 47 Cases: 2,543
Influenza/Pneumonia Calls = 23,615
Deaths: 809 Cases: 11,427