Utility and Acceptability of Influenza Surveillance amongst Emergency Providers

Andrea F. Dugas, Howard Burkom, Anna L. DuVal, Richard Rothman


We provided emergency department providers with a real-time laboratory-based influenza surveillance tool, and evaluated the utility and acceptability of the surveillance information using provider surveys. The majority of emergency department providers found the surveillance data useful and indicated the additional information impacted their clinical decision making regarding influenza testing and treatment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5737

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