mandatory surveillance

mandatory surveillance

A requirement by the UK Department of Health that certain infections, especially if blood borne, must be reported to the National Mandatory Surveillance System and actively monitored by the reporting acute hospital trust.

Infections requiring mandatory surveillance
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (MRSA); meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA); Clostridium difficile or C difficile toxins A or B from any site; Escherichia coli bacteraemia.
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The Department of Agriculture coordinates a mandatory surveillance program for more than 23,000 captive deer on 1,100 breeding farms, hobby farms and shooting preserves.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Hackers say they are responsible for taking down the website of a Texas school district in retaliation for a mandatory surveillance program students are being told to comply with.
The agencies carry out full certification audits and mandatory surveillance audits during the certification period.
But Wales' chief medical officer Dr Tony Jewell said the mandatory surveillance scheme will be extended to all confirmed cases in the over twos.
However, in 2002 the state of Saxony implemented additional mandatory surveillance of community- and hospital-acquired infectious enteritis caused by laboratory-confirmed C.
Further changes by the Department of Health to the reporting of MRSA bloodstream infections and C diff infections through the HPA's mandatory surveillance scheme are taking place in 2008.
Beyond all these concerns lies the claim that diabetes, as a chronic disease, is unsuitable for mandatory surveillance.
The HPA said its mandatory surveillance focuses on people over 65 because most infections happen in this age group.
In Phase II, LSRO's expert committee concluded that if a voluntary surveillance program were to be adopted by dietary supplement companies, it would be inappropriate to use the methods being used for mandatory surveillance programs for prescription medications.
Mandatory surveillance means that the offender must meet with the supervising court or its appointees; notify the court prior to any changes in residence or about travel that will last longer than eight days; notify and justify to the court any changes in employment; and provide adequate information so the living conditions can be monitored.
Regulatory bodies have responded swiftly; the FDA now requires mandatory surveillance data submission for drugs under increased scrutiny, and the EMEA is close to implementing similar strategies as part of drug policy harmonization initiatives for phase IV trials.
We added clostridium difficile to the mandatory surveillance system to help the NHS establish the scale of the problem, and provide information to help improve infection control.