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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013


Guillain-Barré Syndrome Surveillance during National Influenza Vaccination Campaign, New York, USA, 2009

Gregory P. Giambrone1Comments to Author , Shelley M. Zansky, Millicent Eidson, Pamela G. Duncan, Louise-Anne McNutt, and Guthrie S. Birkhead
Author affiliations: New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (G.P. Giambrone, S.M. Zansky, M. Eidson, P.G. Duncan, G.S. Birkhead); University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, New York, USA (L.-A. McNutt, G.S. Birkhead)

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Table 1

Timeliness of reporting data to NYSDOH Guillain-Barré syndrome surveillance system, 2009–2010*

Reporting source, time, d Mean Median Range
Clinical Network†
To report‡ 18 12 0–127
To review§ 9 7 0–42
To report 130 131 58–196
To review 28 14 4–184

*NYSDOH, New York State Department of Health; SPARCS, Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System.
†Network of >2,494 reporting clinical neurologists.
‡Time lapse between patient’s hospital admission date and NYSDOH receipt of report.
§Time between date NYSDOH received report and medical record review.
¶SPARCS collects administrative data on all hospital discharges in the state.

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1Current affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA.