Rapid Identification of Pneumonias in BioSense Data Using Radiology Text Reports

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BioSense currently receives demographic and chief complaint data from more than 360 hospitals and text radiology reports from 36 hospitals. Detection of pneumonia is an important as several Category A bioterrorism diseases as well as avian influenza can manifest as pneumonia. Radiology text reports are often received within 1-2 days and may provide a faster way to identify pneumonia than coded diagnoses. Objective To study the performance of a simple keyword search of radiology reports for identifying pneumonia.

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Original Publication Year: 
2007
Event/Publication Date: 
October, 2007

July 30, 2018

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