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Establishing a nationwide emergency department-based syndromic surveillance system for better public health responses in Taiwan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2008
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2 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Establishing a nationwide emergency department-based syndromic surveillance system for better public health responses in Taiwan
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-8-18
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Authors

Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu, Fuh-Yuan Frank Shih, Muh-Yong Yen, Jiunn-Shyan Julian Wu, Shiou-Wen Lu, Kevin Chi-Ming Chang, Chao Hsiung, Jr-How Chou, Yu-Tseng Chu, Hang Chang, Chan-Hsien Chiu, Fu-Chiang Richard Tsui, Michael M Wagner, Ih-Jen Su, Chwan-Chuen King

Abstract

With international concern over emerging infectious diseases (EID) and bioterrorist attacks, public health is being required to have early outbreak detection systems. A disease surveillance team was organized to establish a hospital emergency department-based syndromic surveillance system (ED-SSS) capable of automatically transmitting patient data electronically from the hospitals responsible for emergency care throughout the country to the Centers for Disease Control in Taiwan (Taiwan-CDC) starting March, 2004. This report describes the challenges and steps involved in developing ED-SSS and the timely information it provides to improve in public health decision-making.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 2%
Cameroon 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 94 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 18%
Student > Master 14 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 7%
Other 25 25%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 12%
Social Sciences 8 8%
Computer Science 7 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Other 18 18%
Unknown 13 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2020.
All research outputs
#3,869,017
of 14,723,957 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,311
of 10,291 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,766
of 163,606 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#2
of 6 outputs
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