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passive surveillance

The monitoring of the health of a community by studying unsolicited reports brought to the attention of public health officials.
See also: surveillance
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For confirmed GBS cases identified through passive surveillance, timeliness of three key time steps was analyzed: 1) case reporting (date of hospital admission to date case was reported to PRDH), 2) specimen receipt (date of specimen collection to date of receipt at the laboratory), and 3) arbovirus laboratory test reporting (date of receipt of specimen at the laboratory to date that the report of diagnostic test results was printed).
Birth defects surveillance programs that use passive surveillance and rely on hospitals and other reporting facilities would be faced with the challenge of receiving reports of prenatally diagnosed birth defects.
An active search system for adverse reactions to vaccines is a good method for detecting and quantifying those reactions that, owing to their mild nature, tend not to be reported by passive surveillance systems.
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Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency rely too much on passive surveillance and anecdotal reports of adverse events, the editorial said.
The Commission is moreover keen to review the list of specific risk materials, countries at risk of BSE and active and passive surveillance measures designed to eradicate the disease.
This so-called passive surveillance, as opposed to active testing of apparently healthy birds, is the most that may be feasible in many regions of Asia where financial resources are scarce.
The products offer multimodal, end-to-end biometric security solutions that include 3D infrared facial recognition access control, real-time facial recognition passive surveillance and simple-to-use visitor management systems.
(IMI) (Ramat Hasharon, Israel) has developed a passive surveillance, automatic alert, and weapon-cueing system for short-range air-defense (SHORAD) applications, called Red Sky.
A 46.7% decrease in male STDs was documented from passive surveillance. This represents a successful replication of a targeted intervention resulting in rapid and large decreases in the prevalence of curable STDs.
AirportMonitor - based on Megadata's web-based PASSUR (passive surveillance) flight-tracking and flight information system - provides an instant and comprehensive replay capability, allowing residents to view flight traffic and flight events at their convenience.