The impact of alternative diagnoses on the utility of influenza-like illness case definition to detect the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

@article{Rumoro2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of alternative diagnoses on the utility of influenza-like illness case definition to detect the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.},
  author={Dino P. Rumoro and Jamil D. Bayram and Julio C. Silva and Shital C. Shah and Marilyn M. Hallock and Gillian S. Gibbs and Michael J. Waddell},
  journal={American journal of disaster medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of excluding cases with alternative diagnoses on the sensitivity and specificity of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) influenza-like illness (ILI) case definition in detecting the 2009 H1N1 influenza, using Geographic Utilization of Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time for Disease Identification and Alert Notification, a disease surveillance system. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study design. SETTING Emergency department of an… CONTINUE READING

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