Validation of syndromic surveillance for respiratory infections.

  title={Validation of syndromic surveillance for respiratory infections.},
  author={Florence T. Bourgeois and Karen L. Olson and John S. Brownstein and Alexander J. McAdam and Kenneth D. Mandl},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={47 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVE A key public health question is whether syndromic surveillance data provide early warning of infectious outbreaks. One cause for skepticism is that biological correlates of the administrative and clinical data used in these systems have not been rigorously assessed. This study measures the value of respiratory data currently used in syndromic surveillance systems to detect respiratory infections by comparing it against criterion standard viral testing within a pediatric… CONTINUE READING