Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance

ISBN-10: 0195138279
ISBN-13: 9780195138276
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community, based on the collection, interpretation, and use of health data. Surveillance provides information necessary for public health decision making. This text  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community, based on the collection, interpretation, and use of health data. Surveillance provides information necessary for public health decision making. This text presents an organized approach to planning, developing, and implementing public health surveillance systems. It has a broad scope, discussing legal and ethical issues as well as technical problems. It goes beyond the surveillance ofparticular conditions to the basic elements common to the application of surveillance to any type of health-related problem. The Second Edition has been updated throughout and many chapters have been expanded. Several new chapters have been added on the changing healthcare information infrastructure,quality surveillance, pharmaceutical surveillance, and the use of surveillance information in marketing and advocacy. The standard text in this field, it will continue to serve as a textbook for public health students and a desk reference for public health practioners.

Introduction and Historical Development
Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System
Sources of Routinely Collected Data for Surveillance
Management of the Surveillance System and Quality Control of Data
Descriptive Epidemiology Analyzing and Interpreting Surveillance Data
Special Analytic Issues
Communicating Information for Action
Evaluating Public Health Surveillance
Ethical Issues
Public Health Surveillance and the Law
Computerized Public Health Surveillance Systems
State and Local Issues in Surveillance
Surveillance Issues in Developing Countries

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