BioSense-funded Research Project On Syndrome Definitions

This study comprises a collaboration between the Research Triangle Institute and CCHI to conduct research in support of the CDC BioSense Initiative. Rapid detection of disease outbreaks rests on a foundation of accurate classification of patient symptoms early in the course of their illness. The overarching objective of this research is to define, test, validate, and standardize methodology for optimizing syndrome definitions designed for the early detection of disease outbreaks of public health importance using emergency department data from the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT).