Outbreak detection through automated surveillance: A review of the determinants of detection

@article{Buckeridge2007OutbreakDT,
  title={Outbreak detection through automated surveillance: A review of the determinants of detection},
  author={David L. Buckeridge},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          370-9
        }
}
Public health agencies and other groups have invested considerable resources in automated surveillance systems over the last decade. These systems generally follow syndromes in pre-diagnostic data drawn from sources such as emergency department visits. A main goal of syndromic surveillance systems is to detect outbreaks rapidly and the number of studies evaluating outbreak detection has increased recently. This paper reviews these studies with the goal of identifying the determinants of… CONTINUE READING
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