Accession Number : AD1014033

Title :   Syndromic Surveillance and Outbreak Detection Using Automated Microbiologic Laboratory Test Order Data

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Olsen,Cara H

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Report Date : 15 Jun 2007

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : Background: Syndromic surveillance systems monitor one or more electronic data sources in real time to assist in early detection of unusual health events. To detect such events at military treatment facilities (MTFs), the Department of Defense Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (DoDESSENCE) conducts daily surveillance on outpatient visit diagnosis and pharmacy data. Combining data from multiple sources may improve the ability of syndromic surveillance systems to detect disease outbreaks. Objective: To evaluate whether data on microbiologic laboratory tests ordered forpatients during outpatient visits to MTFs can improve the performance of DoDESSENCE in detecting disease outbreaks.

Descriptors :   MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS , BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES , monitoring , disease vectors , surveillance , infectious diseases , biological detection , epidemiology , signs and symptoms

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE