A retrospective study involving the secondary analysis of public health surveillance records was undertaken to characterize the reliability and validity of an EMS dispatch data-based scheme for assigning emergency patients to surveillance syndromes in relation to two other schemes, one based on hospital ED clinicians' manual categorization according to patients' chief complaint and clinical presentation, and one based on ICD-9 coded hospital ED diagnoses.... based on a combination of the two. (52) Additionally, one study compared categorization schemes based on chief complaints, diagnostic codes and manual assignment by clinicians. (82) While the objective of one of these studies was to 20.
|Title||:||Reliability and Validity of EMS Dispatch Code-based Categorization of Emergency Patients for Syndromic Surveillance|
|Author||:||Matthew Raymond Groenewold|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|