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Activity Number: 691
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and the Environment
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Title: Inbound Call Survey (ICS) Technology and Rapid Surveillance
Author(s): Georgiy Bobashev* and Burton Levine and Karol Krotki and Scott Richards
Companies: RTI International and RTI International and RTI International and Reconnect Research
Keywords: Inbound Call Survey ; representativeness ; calibration ; rapid surveillance ; social networks ; survey

A new technology called Inbound Call Survey (ICS) allows one to administer rapid short surveys by redirecting misdials, incomplete and disconnected calls to an interactive voice response (IVR) system. Because of its technological novelty and non-probability nature of the surveys the representativeness of such surveys has been evaluated by our team. We present the results of calibrating ICS surveys to the US Census and probability-based surveys such as the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the National Household Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). We also illustrate the utility of fast data collection to bio-surveillance of influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI). Although the explicit data collection about social networks is not well supported by an IVR questions about recent disease status about household members and social contacts provide important information about the impact of social structure of temporal and geographic spread.

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