CaseFinder: A Flexible Real-time Online Surveillance Registry for Infectious Disease Physicians to Report Cases of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Donald Curtis, Scott Weissman, Dimitri Drekonja, Susan Beekmann, Benjamin Buckmaster, John Lynch, April Abbott, Ferric Fang, Philip Polgreen

Abstract


We have created a web-based data registry for CRE infections in the U.S. called CaseFinder. Populated by EIN survey responses, the registry already has a collection of 283 data points--69 cases of CRE and 214 reports indicating the absence of cases. It can serve as a de facto national surveillance system for CRE infections and can be expanded to map and track other emerging infections seen by infectious diseases physicians.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4501



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