Published on in Vol 5, No 3 (2017): Jul-Sept

An Ontology to Improve Transparency in Case Definition and Increase Case Finding of Infectious Intestinal Disease:  Database Study in English General Practice

An Ontology to Improve Transparency in Case Definition and Increase Case Finding of Infectious Intestinal Disease: Database Study in English General Practice

An Ontology to Improve Transparency in Case Definition and Increase Case Finding of Infectious Intestinal Disease: Database Study in English General Practice

Simon de Lusignan   1, 2 * , BSc, MBBS, MSc, MD(Res), DRCOG, FHEA, FBCS CITP, FRCGP ;   Stacy Shinneman   2 * , BSc, MSc ;   Ivelina Yonova   1, 2 * , MA ;   Jeremy van Vlymen   2 * , MSc ;   Alex J Elliot   3 * , PhD ;   Frederick Bolton   4 * , PhD ;   Gillian E Smith   3 * , PhD ;   Sarah O'Brien   5 * , MBBS, FRCP, FFPHM, DTM&H

1 Royal College of General Practitioners, Research and Surveillance Centre, London, United Kingdom

2 Section of Clinical Medicine and Ageing, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

3 Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance Team, Field Service, National Infection Service, Public Health England, Birmingham, United Kingdom

4 Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

5 Institute of Psychology Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Simon de Lusignan, BSc, MBBS, MSc, MD(Res), DRCOG, FHEA, FBCS CITP, FRCGP
  • Section of Clinical Medicine and Ageing
  • Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
  • University of Surrey
  • Leggett Building, 2nd Floor
  • Guildford, GU2 7XH
  • United Kingdom
  • Phone: 44 (0)1483 683089
  • Email: s.lusignan@surrey.ac.uk