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National Health Statistics Reports, Number 100, January 23, 2017.


This report describes a collaboration between the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to develop proposed surveillance case definitions for injury... Read more

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Violence is now clearly recognized as a public health problem. Intentional injuries ranked among the top six leading causes of death for Illinois residents aged 1-44 in 2013. The Illinois Department of Public Health currently collects data on violent injuries and deaths from emergency medical... Read more

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Near real-time emergency department chief complaint data is accessed through Florida’s syndromic surveillance system: Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Communitybased Epidemics-Florida (ESSENCE-FL). The Florida Department of Health relies heavily upon these data for... Read more

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In June 2004, the French syndromic surveillance system based on the ED has been implemented by the French institute for public health surveillance (InVS), starting with 23 ED. In August 2014, about 600 ED (40,000 daily attendances) are included in the Oscour network, recording 80% of the... Read more

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After the major impact of the 2003 heat wave, France needed a reactive, permanent and national surveillance system enabling to detect and to follow-up various public health events all over the territory including overseas. In June 2004, the French syndromic surveillance system based on the... Read more

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The Georgia DPH has used its State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS) Syndromic Surveillance (SS) module to collect, analyze and display analyses of ED patient visits, including DDx data from hospitals throughout Georgia for early detection and investigation of cases of... Read more

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The final rules released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services specified the initial criteria for eligible hospitals to qualify for an incentive payment by demonstrating meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. Syndromic surveillance reporting is one of... Read more

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 Syndromic surveillance systems often classify patients into syndromic categories based on emergency department (ED) chief complaints. There exists no standard set of syndromes for syndromic surveillance, and the available syndromic case definitions demonstrate substantial heterogeneity of... Read more

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The Bioterrorism Surveillance Unit of the Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of Public Health, Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC) program analyzes Emergency Department (ED) data daily. Currently capturing over 40% of the ED visits in LAC, the system categorizes visits into syndrome... Read more

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The spatial scan statistic [1] detects significant spatial clusters of disease by maximizing a likelihood ratio statistic over a large set of spatial regions. Typical spatial scan approaches either constrain the search regions to a given shape, reducing power to detect patterns that do not... Read more

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