Journal article

Developing syndrome definitions based on consensus and current use

Wendy W Chapman, John N Dowling, Atar Baer, David L Buckeridge, Dennis Cochrane, Michael A Conway, Peter Elkin, Jeremy Espino, Julia E Gunn, Craig M Hales, Lori Hutwagner, Mikaela Keller, Catherine Larson, Rebecca Noe, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Karen Olson, Marc Paladini, Matthew Scholer, Carol Sniegoski, David Thompson Show all

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Standardized surveillance syndromes do not exist but would facilitate sharing data among surveillance systems and comparing the accuracy of existing systems. The objective of this study was to create reference syndrome definitions from a consensus of investigators who currently have or are building syndromic surveillance systems. DESIGN: Clinical condition-syndrome pairs were catalogued for 10 surveillance systems across the United States and the representatives of these systems were brought together for a workshop to discuss consensus syndrome definitions. RESULTS: Consensus syndrome definitions were generated for the four syndromes monitored by the majority of the 10 participati..

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