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Effective April 1, 2018 J Espino, Director of RODS Laboratory, assumed oversight of the NRDM as Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui accepts position at University of PA/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

 
Reference Details
Espino, J. U., Hogan, W. R. and Wagner, M. M. (2003), "Telephone triage: a timely data source for surveillance of influenza-like diseases", AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings/AMIA Symposium: 215-9.

Abstract:
We evaluated telephone triage (TT) data for public health early warning systems. TT data is electronically available and contains coded elements that include the demographics and description of a caller's medical complaints. In the study, we obtained emergency room TT data and after hours TT data from a commercial TT software and service company. We compared the timeliness of the TT data with influenza surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control using the cross correlation function. Emergency room TT calls are one to five weeks ahead of surveillance data collected by the CDC.

Keywords:
*Disease Outbreaks Emergency Service, Hospital Humans Influenza, Human/di [Diagnosis] *Influenza, Human/ep [Epidemiology] *Population Surveillance/mt [Methods] *Telephone *Triage United States/ep [Epidemiology]
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