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Hospitalization Fatality Risk of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Wong, Jessica Y; Kelly, Heath; Cheung, Chung-Mei M.; Shiu, Eunice Y.; Wu, Peng; Ni, Michael Y.; Ip, Dennis K.M.; Cowling, Benjamin


During the 2009 influenza pandemic, uncertainty surrounding the severity of human infections with the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus hindered the calibration of the early public health response. The case fatality risk was widely used to assess severity, but another underexplored and potentially more immediate measure is the hospitalization fatality risk (HFR), defined as the probability of death among H1N1pdm09 cases who required hospitalization for medical reasons. In this review, we searched...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv054


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