U.S. Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance: A New Era

Description: 

The 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System (CMRS) has been used for pneumonia and influenza monitoring in the U.S. since the early 20th century. The 122 CMRS is regarded as the timeliest source of mortality data, with the majority of deaths being reported to the system within two weeks. However, while it excels at timeliness it lacks detail, accuracy and completeness. Deaths are counted during the week that the death certificate was filed and not during the week in which the death occurred and the system only covers approximately 25% of the U.S. population. Also, while the standard case definition for 122 CMRS is a death in which pneumonia or influenza is listed anywhere on the death certificate; not all sites follow this definition (i.e. some sites only use pneumonia or influenza listed only as the underlying cause of death) [1]. 

Objective

To increase the accuracy, completeness, and detail of data as well as decrease the resources needed to conduct pneumonia and influenza mortality surveillance in the U.S.

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Original Publication Year: 
2013
Event/Publication Date: 
September, 2013

May 02, 2019

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