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Table 1 Selected metadata elements from the Restricted site of the Distribute system

From: Perceived usefulness of a distributed community-based syndromic surveillance system: a pilot qualitative evaluation study

Element Description Possible Values
Geo Type The organizational area view of the data City, State, Region, Federal Region
Preferred Syndrome The syndrome definition preferred by the data providers for display of their uploaded data Defined by data provider. Examples: ILI-broad, ILI-narrow, GI-broad, GI-narrow, Temperature, Disposition
Available Indicators All syndrome definitions for data submitted by data providers Defined by data provider. Examples: ILI-broad, ILI-narrow, GI-broad, GI-narrow, Temperature, Disposition
Syndrome Descriptions Details of syndrome definitions for data submitted by providers Defined by data provider
Stratification Descriptions The criteria by which data are stratified Defined by data provider. Examples: age group, zip3, temperature, disposition
Facilities Sending Data Enumerated list of health care facilities that submit data to be aggregated to the data provider Variable by number of participating facilities in the jurisdiction of the data provider
Facilities in Jurisdiction Enumerated list of health care facilities in the jurisdiction of the data provider Variable by number of total facilities in the jurisdiction of the provider
Visit Types Types of facilities for which visit data are submitted Variable by data provider. Typically Emergency Departments and Urgent Care facilities
Typical Record Count Description of expected record volume based on historical patterns Variable by data provider
Population Coverage Description of the population and the number and type of health care facilities in the jurisdiction Variable by data provider
Local System Description Description of the local surveillance system Examples: ESSENCE II, EARS, RODS, BioSense
Data Source History Description of the onset date of data availability Variable by data provider
Last Data Point Visualized Description of the last available date for which data are available Variable by data upload pattern
Days Old Calculated value based on the last available date for which data are available Variable by data upload pattern
Last Upload Date Description of the last date of data upload Variable by data upload pattern
Days Ago Calculated value based on the last date of data upload Variable by data upload pattern
Upload Frequency Description of the frequency with which a data provider typically uploads data Variable by data provider