Statewide system of electronic notifiable disease reporting from clinical laboratories: comparing automated reporting with conventional methods.

@article{Effler1999StatewideSO,
  title={Statewide system of electronic notifiable disease reporting from clinical laboratories: comparing automated reporting with conventional methods.},
  author={Paul V Effler and Myra Ching-Lee and Aurore Bogard and Meng Chao Ieong and Trudi S Nekomoto and Daniel B. Jernigan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={282 19},
  pages={1845-50}
}
CONTEXT Notifiable disease surveillance is essential to rapidly identify and respond to outbreaks so that further illness can be prevented. Automating reports from clinical laboratories has been proposed to reduce underreporting and delays. OBJECTIVE To compare the timeliness and completeness of a prototypal electronic reporting system with that of conventional laboratory reporting. DESIGN Laboratory-based reports for 5 conditions received at a state health department between July 1 and… CONTINUE READING

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