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ready Syndromic Surveillance Ontology

Abbreviation: SSO

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Most syndromic surveillance systems use data from ED visits, often free-text chief complaints. Classification of chief complaints into syndromes is often inconsistent, due to the lack of agreement about the concepts that define a syndrome and how individual terms or strings map to these concepts. The Syndromic Surveillance Ontology addresses this problem by formally encoding a set of consensus definitions for syndromes in terms of ED chief complaints in a standard shareable format. The goal of the project is to ensure that consensus syndrome definitions are disseminated broadly, maintained collaboratively, and incorporated easily into automated systems.

How to cite this record SSO; Syndromic Surveillance Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Aug. 8, 2019, 10:45 a.m.; Last accessed: Sep 16 2021 9:57 p.m.

Record updated: June 28, 2019, 11:27 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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