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Monitoring the Health of PopulationsStatistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance$
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Ron Brookmeyer and Donna F. Stroup

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.001.0001

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Outbreak Detection: Application to Infectious Disease Surveillance

Outbreak Detection: Application to Infectious Disease Surveillance

(p.203) 8 Outbreak Detection: Application to Infectious Disease Surveillance
Monitoring the Health of Populations

Paddy Farrington

Nick Andrews

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the methodological issues involved in outbreak detection and gives examples from a range of statistical techniques. It focuses on infectious disease detection because most outbreak detection systems have been applied to infectious disease. However, the methods described apply more generally, and examples are drawn from related areas, such as monitoring birth defects.

Keywords:   public health surveillance, public health monitoring, disease outbreaks, infectious disease detection, birth defects

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