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case definition

Epidemiology A set of standard criteria for diagnosing a particular disease or health-related condition, by specifying clinical criteria and limitations on time, place, and person

case def·i·ni·tion

(kās def'i-nish'ŭn)
Established parameters that define a case in an outbreak investigation.
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The ED case definition is less specific because it includes patients reporting a chief complaint of "flu" alone, whereas the ambulatory care definition requires both febrile and respiratory symptoms and diagnoses.
Over a 2-week period in the spring of 2000, 85 students met the case definition of acute gastroenteritis: three or more episodes of diarrhea or two or more episodes of vomiting within 24 hours.
The companies will embed IHCIS' Impact Pro predictive modeling suite, including the Impact Pro Active(TM) case definition module, in Click4Care's ThinkHealth software system to deliver an unprecedented end-to-end solution with the ability to:
Arboviral diseases, neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive: 2015 case definition.
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention require laboratory and clinical criteria to meet the case definition for coccidioidomycosis.
However, they used the classification of "primary headache disorders" provided by the International Headache Society as their case definition.
Whether the deaths were from influenza activity, comorbidity with other respiratory illnesses, or changes in the case definition is still unknown.
The Ampligen clinical study design was previously reviewed by a specially convened panel of the FDA's Antiviral Advisory Committee, and the case definition of CFS was developed and recommended by the U.
This case definition, if used as stated, is intended to allow physicians to distinguish MCS from other collections of similar commonly experienced symptoms.
for eight days seeking congressional support for a case definition of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).