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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017

Retrospective Observational Study of Atypical Winter Respiratory Illness Season Using Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance, England, 2014–15

Sue SmithComments to Author , Roger Morbey, Richard G. Pebody, Thomas C. Hughes, Simon de Lusignan, F. Alex Yeates, Helen Thomas, Sarah J. O’Brien, Gillian E. Smith, and Alex J. Elliot
Author affiliations: Public Health England, Birmingham, UK (S. Smith, R. Morbey, G.E. Smith, A.J. Elliot); Public Health England, London, UK (R.G. Pebody); John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK (T.C. Hughes); Royal College of Emergency Medicine, London (T.C. Hughes); Royal College of General Practitioners, London (S. de Lusignan); University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (S. de Lusignan); Advanced Health and Care, Ashford, UK (F.A. Yeates); National Health Service England, Leeds, UK (H. Thomas); University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (S.J. O’Brien)

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Table 1

Syndromic surveillance data source and respiratory indicators used in study of an atypical winter respiratory illness season, England, 2014–15

Source Indicator
GPIH Upper respiratory tract infection; lower respiratory tract infections; influenza-like illness; “severe asthma”; pneumonia
GPOOH Acute respiratory infection; influenza-like illness; asthma/wheeze/difficulty breathing
EDSSS Acute respiratory infection; influenza-like illness; bronchitis; asthma/wheeze/difficulty breathing; pneumonia
NHS 111 Cold/flu; cough; difficulty breathing;

*EDSSS, Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System; GP, general practitioner; GPIH, GP in hours; GPOOH, GP out of hours; NHS 111, National Health Service telehealth service.

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