Automatic Electronic Laboratory-Based Reporting of Notifiable Infectious Diseases
Anil A. Panackal*, Fu-Chiang Tsui‡, Joan McMahon§, Michael M. Wagner‡, Bruce W. Dixon§, Juan Zubieta*, Maureen Phelan*, Sara Mirza*, Juliette Morgan*, Daniel B. Jernigan*, A. William Pasculle‡, James T. Rankin†, Rana A. Hajjeh*, Lee H. Harrison‡
, and Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA; ‡University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; §Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;
Figure 4. Venn Diagram depicting the number of notifiable disease reports received independently by the electronic laboratory-based reporting of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center electronic system, Allegheny County Health Department paper-based reporting, or both. The estimated true total number of reports available, calculated by the Chandra Sekar-Deming capture-recapture method, is shown in the large, encompassing circle. ELR is electronic laboratory-based reporting, and CRS is conventional paper-based reporting system.
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