sentinel surveillance


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A surveillance system in which a designated group of reporting sources—hospitals, agencies—agrees to report all cases of one or more notifiable conditions

sentinel surveillance

Monitoring of the public health by a group of practitioners or institutions that agree to notify a public health agency of all cases of a specific disease or condition.
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Health extension workers received five days of intensive training, including comprehensive background information and training in the study protocol, sentinel surveillance methodology, and data collection and management for civil vital registration.
Public health experts and programme managers in India have started considering the possibility of using PPTCT data and gradually waning off the HIV sentinel surveillance.
In the 2005 IDD sentinel surveillance exercise, more than 1800 salt samples were tested for iodine.
The continued emergence of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States: an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pneumococcal Sentinel Surveillance System.
Sequence analysis is not regularly performed for rhinovirus/enterovirus-positive specimens within sentinel surveillance in Germany.
Moreover, there is duplication of HIV testing during sentinel surveillance at least for women who accept the testing offered by PPTCT programme.
Given the high prevalence of antibiotic resistance among S pneumoniae isolates in South Carolina, in 2003, DHEC established the Carolina Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS), an active sentinel surveillance system for antibiotic resistant S pneumoniae.
Although nearly 60% of participants fell into the two youngest age groups (14- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 29-year-olds), "a strength of the ongoing HPV sentinel surveillance is inclusion of older age groups," said Ms.
Mother to child transmission of HIV in China: Chinese HIV sentinel surveillance data were used incorrectly [Letter].
In Madagascar, the sentinel surveillance system is weak and thus may not be a useful mechanism to measure impact.
The scope of this project is to set up a hospital-based enhanced sentinel surveillance system for whooping cough in order to estimate the impact of vaccination in infants below 1 year of age.
The percentage of visits for ILI from sentinel surveillance increased slowly from May 2009 through the end of August 2009, although the percentage was lower than that observed during the same months in 2007 and 2008 (Figure 3, panel A).