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Updated guidelines for evaluating public health surveillance systems. Recommendations from the guidelines working group.

Authors
German-RR; Lee-LM; Horan-JM; Milstein-RL; Pertowski-CA; Waller-MN; Birkhead-GS
Source
MMWR Recomm Rep 2001 Jul; 50(RR-13):1-35
NIOSHTIC No.
20031744
Abstract
The purpose of evaluating public health surveillance systems is to ensure that problems of public health importance are being monitored efficiently and effectively. CDC's Guidelines for Evaluating Surveillance Systems are being updated to address the need for a) the integration of surveillance and health information systems, b) the establishment of data standards, c) the electronic exchange of health data, and d) changes in the objectives of public health surveillance to facilitate the response of public health to emerging health threats (e.g., new diseases). This report provides updated guidelines for evaluating surveillance systems based on CDC's Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, research and discussion of concerns related to public health surveillance systems, and comments received from the public health community. The guidelines in this report describe many tasks and related activities that can be applied to public health surveillance systems.
Keywords
Surveillance-programs; Information-systems; Information-retrieval-systems
Publication Date
20010727
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
RR-13
ISSN
1057-5987
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Recommendations and Report
State
OH; NY; GA; MD; MA; WA
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