Tariq Siddiqui

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BACKGROUND Timely information about disease severity can be central to the detection and management of outbreaks of acute respiratory infections (ARI), including influenza. We asked if two resources: 1) free text, and 2) structured data from an electronic medical record (EMR) could complement each other to identify patients with pneumonia, an ARI severity(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To determine if influenza surveillance should target all patients with acute respiratory infections (ARI) or only track pneumonia cases. Introduction Effective responses to epidemics of infectious diseases hinge not only on early outbreak detection, but also on an assessment(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To improve the surveillance for pneumonia using the free-text of electronic medical records (EMR). Introduction Information about disease severity could help with both detection and situational awareness during outbreaks of acute respiratory infections (ARI). In this work,(More)
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