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ISDS is kicking off the year with a webinar to review highlights from the 2016 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. If you attended the conference, we invite you to come share and learn more about initiatives sprung from the conference, and to discuss how best to continue moving them ahead. If you... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections affect 2 million people and cause 23,000 deaths annually in the United States. It is well documented that the primary driver of antibiotic resistance is the use of antibiotics, whether appropriate... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The surveillance task when faced with small area health data is more complex than in the time domain alone. Both changes in time and space must be considered. Such questions as ‘where will the infection spread to next?’ and, ‘when will the infection arrive here’, or ‘when do we see the end of... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Common colds are one of the principal causes of severe exacerbations in asthmatic people, reflected in epidemic-like waves of asthma hospitalizations. Most studies do not estimate the effect of infectious causes of exacerbations, and cannot account for how this risk changes through time. 

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Washington State experienced a five-fold increase in deaths from unintentional drug overdoses between 1998 and 2014. The PMP collects data on controlled substances prescribed to patients and makes the data available to healthcare providers, giving providers another tool for patient care and... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and deaths in Georgia. About 10.1% of deaths among adults in Georgia are linked to smoking related illnesses. Most first use of cigarettes occurs by age 18 (87%), with nearly all-first use by 26 years of age (98%). Although cigarette... Read more

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There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently... Read more

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) conducted a three-part webinar series in 2016 to describe how data would flow to the BioSense Platform. This comprehensive series explored how data were to be ingested into the BioSense Platform and ESSENCE application and how BioSense 2.0 data... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Surveillance data on various notifiable diseases usually consist of multiple time series of daily, weekly, or monthly counts of new infections. Data are typically reported in several strata defined through administrative geographical areas, gender and/or age groups. Statistical modeling of the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This webinar will present a set of tools developed for visualizing data quality problems in aggregate surveillance data, in particular for data which accrues over a period of time. This work is based on a data quality analysis of aggregate data used for ILI surveillance within the Distribute... Read more

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