disease surveillance

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disease surveillance

In epidemiology and public health, the identification of index patients and their contacts; the detection of outbreaks and epidemics; the determination of the incidence and demographics of an illness; and the policy making that may prevent further spreading of a disease.
See also: surveillance
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Reporting disease activity in clinical trials of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: EULAR/ACR collaborative recommendations.
Reform of hospital statistics and the establishment of uniform criteria for reporting disease (1860).
The system assures making health facilities responsible for actively reporting disease surveillance data to district, provincial and federal levels, keeping in view the increasing numbers of cases of diarrhoeal disease, acute respiratory infections, skin diseases and malaria.
We're increasingly dependent on farmers reporting disease these days because there's less of a veterinary presence on farms.
Using the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) standard criteria to monitor PSA response for reporting disease free survival, the cure rate was 90.
Few employers viewed current cost containment strategies as highly effective with just 13 - 15 percent reporting disease management, higher employee cost sharing, or tighter managed care networks as "very effective.
b) In the entire cohort, among people reporting diseases for which validation was sought, ~ 75% consented to medical record review, and among those who consented, a record was obtained for 92%; among these the percent validated across all diseases was 77%.
The primary purpose of reporting diseases is to trigger an appropriate public health response so that further illness can be prevented and public fears allayed.
Participants reporting diseases in each category were asked about the specific type of disease (e.
HYDERABAD, July 19, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Sindh Minister for Livestock Mir Abid Hussain Jatoi has constituted a Task Force comprising 14-officers for reporting diseases in animals and taking preventive measures.