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Use of Final Diagnosis Data for Surveillance of Respiratory Syncytial Virus


The BioSense system receives patient level clinical data from > 370 hospitals and 1100 ambulatory care Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Visits are assigned as appropriate to 78 sub-syndromes, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Among infants and children < 1 year of age, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia; 0.5% to 2% require hospitalization. Increasingly, RSV is also recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in elderly adults.



To analyze final diagnosis data available to BioSense and determine its potential utility for surveillance of RSV illness.

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