Components of Inter-Hospital Variability in Chief Complaints Assigned to a Gastrointestinal Syndrome

Description: 

Patient’s chief complaint (CC) is often used for syndromic surveillance for bioterrorism and outbreak detection, but little is known about the inter-hospital variability in the sensitivity of this method. Objective: Our objective was to characterize the variability of a gastrointestinal (GI) CC text-matching algorithm.

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Original Publication Year: 
2008
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2008

July 30, 2018

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