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dc.contributor.authorYih, Katherine Katherine
dc.contributor.authorTeates, Kathryn S.
dc.contributor.authorAbrams, Allyson
dc.contributor.authorKleinman, Ken Paul
dc.contributor.authorKulldorff, Martin
dc.contributor.authorPinner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorHarmon, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWang, Stanley
dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-11T15:34:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationYih, W. Katherine, Kathryn S. Teates, Allyson Abrams, Ken Kleinman, Martin Kulldorff, Robert Pinner, Robert Harmon, Stanley Wang, and Richard Platt. 2009. Telephone triage service data for detection of influenza-like illness. PLoS ONE 4(4): e5260.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8156558
dc.description.abstractBackground: Surveillance for influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) is important for guiding public health prevention programs to mitigate the morbidity and mortality caused by influenza, including pandemic influenza. Nontraditional sources of data for influenza and ILI surveillance are of interest to public health authorities if their validity can be established. Methods/Principal Findings: National telephone triage call data were collected through automated means for purposes of syndromic surveillance. For the 17 states with at least 500,000 inhabitants eligible to use the telephone triage services, call volume for respiratory syndrome was compared to CDC weekly number of influenza isolates and percentage of visits to sentinel providers for ILI. The degree to which the call data were correlated with either CDC viral isolates or sentinel provider percentage ILI data was highly variable among states. Conclusions: Telephone triage data in the U.S. are patchy in coverage and therefore not a reliable source of ILI surveillance data on a national scale. However, in states displaying a higher correlation between the call data and the CDC data, call data may be useful as an adjunct to state-level surveillance data, for example at times when sentinel surveillance is not in operation or in areas where sentinel provider coverage is considered insufficient. Sufficient population coverage, a specific ILI syndrome definition, and the use of a threshold of percentage of calls that are for ILI would likely improve the utility of such data for ILI surveillance purposes.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005260en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2668187/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectsyndromic surveillanceen_US
dc.subjectpublic healthen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectsystemen_US
dc.titleTelephone Triage Service Data for Detection of Influenza-Like Illnessen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen_US
dash.depositing.authorPlatt, Richard
dc.date.available2012-02-11T15:34:13Z
dash.affiliation.otherHMS^Population Medicineen_US
dash.affiliation.otherHMS^Population Medicineen_US
dash.affiliation.otherHMS^Population Medicineen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0005260*
dash.contributor.affiliatedYih, Katherine
dash.contributor.affiliatedKulldorff, Martin
dash.contributor.affiliatedKleinman, Kenneth Paul
dash.contributor.affiliatedPlatt, Richard


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