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      Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community including the timely collection, analysis, interpretation, dissemination and subsequent use of data. The book presents an organized approach to planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating public health surveillance systems. Chapters include: planning; data sources; system management and data quality control; analyzing surveillance data; special statistical issues; communication; evaluation; ethical issues; legal issues; use of computers; state and local issues; and surveillance in developing countries. The book is intended to serve as a desk reference for public health practitioners and as a text for students in public health. PB9 3-10 1129
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      I: Introduction -- II: Planning a surveillance system -- III: Sources of routinely collected data for surveillance -- IV: Management of the surveillance system and quality control of data -- V: Analyzing and interpreting surveillance data -- VI: Special analytic issues -- VII: Communicating information for action -- VIII: Evaluating public health surveillance -- IX: Ethical issues -- X:Public health surveillance and the law -- XI: Computerizing public health surveillance systems -- XII: State and local issues in surveillance -- XIII: Important surveillance issues in developing countries -- Tables and figures.
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