Tuesday, October 21, 2008

DiSTRIBuTE's Aggregate Data Model

John Stinn reminded me of the DiSTRIBuTE's Aggregate Data Model. This summer, the PHGrid team met with Ross Lazarus and the BioSense epis about the potential structure of an Aggregate Minimum Data Set (written about earlier on this blog).

The International Society for Disease Surveillance has a project called DiSTRIBuTE (aside to future project namers- name your project something that is easily googlable) that seeks to collect aggregate data on ILI. DiSTRIBuTE uses a minimal aggregate data structure of:
| date | zip3 | age group | fever count | denominator |

This is similar to that proposed by Dr. Lazarus for use at Harvard ESP.

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