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NATIONAL POISON DATA SYSTEM 

The National Poison Data System (NPDS) is the data warehouse for the nation’s 55 poison control centers. Each poison control center submits de-identified case data to NPDS after providing necessary poison exposure management and information services to callers. This case information is uploaded to NDPS in near real time, making NPDS one of the few operational systems of its kind. Currently, the time to upload data for all poison control centers is 9.50 minutes [7.33, 14.6] (median [25%, 75%]).

NPDS Surveillance System

  • Features more than 74 million case records and unique near real-time upload with data uploaded every 8 minutes, making both spatial and temporal case volume and case-based surveillance possible. 
  • Generates system alerts on adverse drug events and other drug or commercial products of public health interest like contaminated food or product recalls. 
  • Contains over 447,000 products in products and substances database ranging from viral and bacterial agents to commercial chemical and drug products. The products database is maintained and continuously updated by data analysts at the IBM Micromedex System.
  • Maintains a robust and comprehensive data set due to poison control centers' follow-up calls to monitor case progress and medical outcome.

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Since 2000, the AAPCC and the CDC have been working together to develop and implement the National Poison Data System as a tool for public health surveillance.

 USING NPDS

ANALYTICAL PRODUCTS

NPDS offers five categories of analytical data products, each customized to fit our clients’ needs, including individual case listings, custom tables, fatality abstracts, surveillance definitions, and case narratives.

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REQUESTING DATA

To submit a data request, please click and download the appropriate data request form below:

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 DATA REQUEST FORM: AAPCC MEMBER 

NPDS INTERACTIVE DASHBOARD

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