Sensitivity and Specificity of the Fever Syndromes in BioSense and ESSENCE

Caleb Wiedeman


The performance of the BioSense and ESSENCE fever syndromes were compared using measured temperature as a gold standard. Both syndromes performed similarly, but the ESSENCE syndrome had higher sensitivity over the one year study period. Including recorded temperature data as a queryable variable would increase the sensitivity of the fever syndromes in both ESSENCE and BioSense.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *