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Using automated medical records for rapid identification of illness syndromes (syndromic surveillance): the example of lower respiratory infection

Ross Lazarus12, Ken P Kleinman3, Inna Dashevsky3, Alfred DeMaria4 and Richard Platt13*

Author Affiliations

1 Chanming Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2 Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

3 Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA, USA

4 Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

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BMC Public Health 2001, 1:9  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-1-9

Published: 22 October 2001

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Appendix 1:

List of ICD9 codes contributing to the lower respiratory infection syndrome group.

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