Comparison of the use of administrative data and an active system for surveillance of invasive aspergillosis .

@article{Chang2008ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the use of administrative data and an active system for surveillance of invasive aspergillosis .},
  author={Douglas H. C. Chang and Lauren A. Burwell and G. Marshall Lyon and Peter G. Pappas and Tom M. Chiller and Kathleen A. Wannemuehler and Scott K. Fridkin and Benjamin J. Park},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={25-30}
}
BACKGROUND Administrative data, such as International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes, are readily available and are an attractive option for surveillance and quality assessment within a single institution or for interinstitutional comparisons. To understand the usefulness of administrative data for the surveillance of invasive aspergillosis, we compared information obtained from a system based on ICD-9 codes with information obtained from an active, prospective… CONTINUE READING

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