November 5, 2023

Result Sdy is an online tool created to aid CDR staff and stakeholders in quickly identifying common issues discussed during advanced review meetings, while offering ongoing feedback to improve its use in practice. Available free-of-charge, this resource can be found by visiting the CDC website.

The SDY comprises two components, case management and risk assessment. Both parts aim to assist CDR reviewers in identifying and assessing all aspects of an individual case – medical, social, behavioral and beyond. Furthermore, it helps determine if their health status has changed since being evaluated last time and whether further testing may be required. Case Management of the SDY serves as an exhaustive database with all pertinent individual details such as clinical information, patient histories, x-rays, laboratory results or any other pertinent documentations that need to be kept for each individual being assessed or evaluated – everything they need for evaluation by CDR reviewers is contained here.

CDR reviewers use this system to assign risk levels and provide the CDR with a comprehensive report of each case’s status. Risk level decisions are based on several criteria, including harm caused to others by the case as well as patient response ability. Using risk level, decisions on further evaluation can then be made more easily.

As an example, a high risk level may necessitate placement in a hospice or residential care facility, while lower risk levels indicate the patient may respond well to treatment and could safely be released from hospital.

The SDY is an integral component of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Drug Surveillance Program, which conducts routine surveillance on all drugs including over-the-counter medications. State and local law enforcement also use it to identify and investigate drug-related crimes.

SDY can assist policymakers and law enforcement officials in developing programs to prevent misuse of prescription drugs. Furthermore, its data can provide assistance to doctors who prescribe them to patients.

SDY data comes from various sources, such as state and local health departments, federal agencies, private organizations and both public and private entities. Furthermore, updates of its information reflect any new findings available. So that the data are as accurate as possible and accessible quickly to all stakeholders, the SDY’s comprehensive approach offers the clearest view possible of drug usage across our nation, making it an indispensable tool in combatting drug abuse and related criminality. Policymakers and other interested stakeholders can use drug abuse statistics to gain an understanding of emerging trends within their local areas, which in turn enables them to formulate effective interventions against drug-related problems.