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Applied EpidemiologyTheory to practice$
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Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187410

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001

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Public Health Surveillance

Public Health Surveillance

(p.30) 2 Public Health Surveillance
Applied Epidemiology

Stephen B. Thacker

Donna F. Stroup

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by reviewing the definition of public health surveillance and giving a brief history of recent developments in surveillance. It then considers how three categories of surveillance data are used. It describes selected sources and data collection activities for public health surveillance and reviews review the activities required to establish a surveillance system. Finally, the chapter briefly discusses data analysis and dissemination and provide references for further details.

Keywords:   public health practice, surveillance data, data collection, public health surveillance, recent developments

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