Syndromic surveillance for influenza in two hospital emergency departments. Relationships between ICD-10 codes and notified cases, before and during a pandemic

Karen Moore, Jim Black, Stacey Rowe, Lucinda Franklin

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Background Interest in the use of emergency department (ED) data by syndromic surveillance systems to detect influenza outbreaks has been growing. Evaluations of these systems generally focus on events during influenza seasons. The aims of this study were to identify which emergency department disease codes best correlated with confirmed influenza cases and to determine if these same codes would be useful in the non-influenza season. The 2009 influenza pandemic in Victoria, Australia, provided further opportunity to examine the performance of the syndromic surveillance system during this event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 7
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue numberArt. No: 338
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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