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Volume 8, Number 7—July 2002

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‡Comments to Author , 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;

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Table 2

Data field completion rates on common data fields for cases in UPMC electronic and conventional reporting system databasesa

Data field No. (%) of conventional reported cases with field completed (n=534) No. (%) of electronic reported cases with field completed (n=582)
Patient information
Patient ID 534 (100) 582 (100)
Name 534 (100) 582 (100)
Sex 534 (100) 582 (100)
Date of birth 462 (86.5) 582 (100)
Age 518 (97.0) 582 (100)
Address 533 (99.8) 306 (52.6)
Zip code 533 (99.8) 306 (52.6)
Specimen information
Organism name 534 (100) 582 (100)
Time result obtained 534 (100) 582 (100)
Time result reported 534 (100) 582 (100)
Other information
Status of report 534 (100) 220 (37.8)

aAll rates before matching and duplicate record removal; UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System.

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