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The Use of BioSense Data for Surveillance of Gastrointestinal Illness


The BioSense system currently receives real-time data from more than 370 hospitals, as well as national daily batched data from over 1100 Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs medical facilities. BioSense maps chief complaint and diagnosis data to 11 syndromes and 78 sub-syndromes (indicators). One of the 11 syndromes is gastrointestinal (GI) illness and 6 of the subsyndromes (abdominal pain; anorexia, diarrhea, food poisoning, intestinal infections, ill-defined; and nausea and vomiting) represent gastrointestinal concepts.



To describe the potential use of BioSense chief complaint and final diagnosis data for GI illness surveillance.

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