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Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System

Steven M. Teutsch

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sets the stage for the first half of the book, the principles section. It outlines possible objectives of a system, followed by key steps in system development, data collection, data ... More


Health Statistics from Notifications, Registration Systems, and Registries

Denise Koo, Phyllis A. Wingo, and Charles J. Rothwell

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes two types of data collection that are critical for monitoring the population's health and generating health statistics: notifications and registrations. Notifications are ... More


Some Considerations in Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Public Health Surveillance Data

Andrew B. Lawson

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter deals with the development and use of statistical methods for geographic disease surveillance. The second section discusses some ideas that are commonly used in statistical process ... More


Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases

Lorenzo D. Botto and Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes some surveillance issues that will likely be increasingly relevant as birth-defects surveillance moves into the future, and that provide instructive similarities and contrast ... More


Temporal Factors in Epidemics: The Role of the Incubation Period

Ron Brookmeyer

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the effect of the incubation period of disease on temporal patterns in disease surveillance, focusing on three diseases with widely differing incubation periods: HIV/AIDS, ... More


Infectious Disease Control

Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Andrew Cliff, Keith Ord, and Peter Haggett

in A Geography of Infection: Spatial Processes and Patterns in Epidemics and Pandemics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192848390
eISBN:
9780191943744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848390.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

‘Infectious Disease Control’ examines the historical development of approaches to the geographical control, elimination, and eradication of infectious diseases. It begins at a local spatial scale, ... More


Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines a diverse set of literatures from behavioral economics and global health to see what changes have taken place in foundational agreements about policy regarding the poor. Since ... More


Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health

Mark Monmonie

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the role of maps as graphic propaganda for public health: from John Snow’s map of the infamous Broad (now Broadwick) Street pump in London’s Soho, first created during the ... More


Multinational Outbreak Investigations

Frank Mahoney and James W. Le Duc

in The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190933692
eISBN:
9780190624279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933692.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Multinational collaborations on international outbreak investigations and response have a long history. Development of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 was closely linked to efforts by the ... More


Monitoring, Evaluation, Disease Surveillance, and Quality Improvement

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Quality data are necessary to make good decisions in health delivery for both individuals and populations. Data can be used to improve care and achieve equity. However, systems for health data ... More


Epilogue: What The Future Holds

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: The Invisible Enemy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192845030
eISBN:
9780191937330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845030.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter explores what the future holds for emerging viruses. Clearly, emerging viruses are on the rise, so we urgently need to find out why they are emerging so frequently and how to ... More


The Ebola Epidemic of 2014–2015: A Perfect Storm

Anthony S. Fauci

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 1, Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, provides an overview of the complex challenges that led the ... More


Harden the Health Care System, and Make It Smarter

Hill and

in Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190909345
eISBN:
9780190069247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909345.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Climate change will introduce new stresses to human health, and not only from the geographical expansion of vector-borne diseases. Because climate change affects basic elements central to human ... More


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