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Telephone Triage Service Data for Detection of Influenza-Like Illness

  • W. Katherine Yih mail,

    katherine_yih@hphc.org

    Affiliation: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kathryn S. Teates,

    Affiliation: Influenza Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Research and Health Sciences IT, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Allyson Abrams,

    Affiliation: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ken Kleinman,

    Affiliation: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Martin Kulldorff,

    Affiliation: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Robert Pinner,

    Affiliation: Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert Harmon,

    Affiliation: Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States of America

    Current address: Duval County Health Department, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Stanley Wang,

    Affiliation: Influenza Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard Platt

    Affiliation: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005260

About the Authors

W. Katherine Yih, Allyson Abrams, Ken Kleinman, Martin Kulldorff, Richard Platt
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kathryn S. Teates, Stanley Wang
Influenza Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Robert Pinner
Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Robert Harmon
Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: katherine_yih@hphc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AA KK MK RP RP. Analyzed the data: AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KST SW. Wrote the paper: WKY KST. Contributed substantially to the interpretation of the data: WKY. Was the main author of the manuscript: WKY. Provided data: KST SW. Wrote pieces of the manuscript: KST. Contributed to the design of the study, conducted the analyses, and displayed the results graphically: AA. Critically reviewed the manuscript: AA RP RH SW. Was centrally involved in the design of the study and interpretation of the data and provided critical comments on the manuscript: KK MK. Contributed to the conception of the study: RP. Facilitated the acquisition of data: RP RH. Conceived of the study, was centrally involved in its design and in the interpretation of data, and provided critical comments on the manuscript: RP.