The Impact of Documentation Style on Influenza-Like Illness Rates in the Emergency Department
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Rumoro, D. P., Shah, S. C., Gibbs, G. S., Hallock, M. M., Trenholme, G. M., Waddell, M. J., & Bernstein, J. P. (2016). The Impact of Documentation Style on Influenza-Like Illness Rates in the Emergency Department. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6449

Abstract

Emergency department (ED) data are key components for syndromic surveillance systems. However, the lack of standardization for the content in chief complaint (CC) free-text fields may make it challenging to use these elements in syndromic surveillance systems. Furthermore, little is known regarding how ED data sources should be structured or combined to increase sensitivity without elevating false positives. In this study, we constructed two different models of ED data sources and evaluated the resulting ILI rates obtained in two different institutions.

https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6449
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