Field performance of clinical case definitions for influenza screening during the 2009 pandemic.

@article{Chen2012FieldPO,
  title={Field performance of clinical case definitions for influenza screening during the 2009 pandemic.},
  author={S. Chen and Yee-Chun Chen and W P Chiang and H C Kung and Chwan-Chuen King and M W Lai and W Chie and S Chen and W. -J. Chen and S -S Chang},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={1796-803}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the performance of 3 different influenza-like illness (ILI) case definitions, adopted by the European (European-CDC), USA (USA-CDC), and Taiwan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Taiwan-CDC), as screening tools for influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. METHODS From August 15 to 30, 2009, all emergency department patients with clinical symptoms or at epidemiologic risk for influenza were enrolled in an observational cohort study… CONTINUE READING

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