Influenza Pneumonia Surveillance among Hospitalized Adults May Underestimate the Burden of Severe Influenza Disease

@inproceedings{Ortiz2014InfluenzaPS,
  title={Influenza Pneumonia Surveillance among Hospitalized Adults May Underestimate the Burden of Severe Influenza Disease},
  author={Justin R. Ortiz and Kathleen M Neuzil and Colin R Cooke and Moni Blazej Neradilek and Christopher H Goss and David K Shay},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Studies seeking to estimate the burden of influenza among hospitalized adults often use case definitions that require presence of pneumonia. The goal of this study was to assess the extent to which restricting influenza testing to adults hospitalized with pneumonia could underestimate the total burden of hospitalized influenza disease. METHODS We conducted a modelling study using the complete State Inpatient Databases from Arizona, California, and Washington and regional influenza… CONTINUE READING
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