Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) 2017 and 2018: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions
Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Gemma L Saravanos, Samantha J Carlson, Philip N Britton, Nigel W Crawford, Nicholas J Wood, Helen S Marshall, Kristine K Macartney
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INTELLIGENCE | AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, DEPT HEALTH & AGEING | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network is a hospital-based active surveillance system employing prospective case ascertainment for selected serious childhood conditions, particularly vaccine-preventable diseases and potential adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). This report presents surveillance data for 2017 and 2018. METHODS: Specialist nurses screened hospital admissions, emergency department (ED) records, laboratory and other data on a daily basis in seven paediatric tertiary referral hospitals across Australia to identify children with the conditions under surveillance. In 2017 and 2018 these included acute flaccid paralysis (AFP; a sy..View full abstract
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We also thank the Australian Government Department of Health and departments of health in the participating jurisdictions (New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland) for funding support. Funding for PAEDS participation in FluCAN comes via the Australian Government Department of Health, and ACE surveillance has been supported by the Australian Government Department of Health (Surveillance Branch), Arkhadia Fund/Norah Therese Hayes-Ratcliffe Fellowship, Marie Bashir Institute, Sydney Medical School Dean's Fellowship, the Shepherd Foundation, NHMRC partnership grant (ID1113851) and other NHMRC (various sources).