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Principles and practice of public health surveillance

Author: Steven M Teutsch; R Elliott Churchill
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"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"--Jacket cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Teutsch; R Elliott Churchill
ISBN: 0195138279 9780195138276
OCLC Number: 42969594
Description: xiii, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical development --
Considerations in planning a surveillance system --
Sources of health-related information --
The changing health-care information infrastructure in the United States : opportunities for a new approach to public health surveillance --
Management of the surveillance information system and quality control of data --
Descriptive epidemiology : analyzing and interpreting surveillance data --
Communicating information for action within the public health system --
Evaluating public health surveillance --
Ethical issues --
Public health surveillance and the law --
Computerizing public health surveillance systems --
State and local public health surveillance --
Public health surveillance in low- and middle-income countries --
Surveillance of quality in health care --
Post-market safety surveillance for pharmaceuticals --
Using surveillance information in communications, marketing, and advocacy.
Responsibility: edited by Steven M. Teutsch, R. Elliott Churchill.
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