Ann Intern Med 2004 Jun;140(11):910-22
University of California, San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
: Given the threat of bioterrorism and the increasing availability of electronic data for surveillance, surveillance systems for the early detection of illnesses and syndromes potentially related to bioterrorism have proliferated.Purpose
: To critically evaluate the potential utility of existing surveillance systems for illnesses and syndromes related to bioterrorism.Data Sources
: Databases of peer-reviewed articles (for example, MEDLINE for articles published from January 1985 to April 2002) and Web sites of relevant government and nongovernment agencies. Read More