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.
See also: surveillance
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In conclusion, considerable progress has been made in laboratory and sentinel surveillance capacities, which have proven to be essential building blocks for knowing which strains of influenza circulate globally, detecting and preparing for novel and pandemic influenza, understanding respiratory illness associated with influenza, and expanding public health surveillance beyond influenza.
Detection of rhinovirus and enterovirus by national outpatient ARI sentinel surveillance, Germany, weeks 36-20, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 * No.
([paragraph]) During 2012, a total of 57 countries reported meningitis sentinel surveillance data to the WHO-coordinated IB-VPD surveillance network.
Component-specific effectiveness of trivalent influenza vaccine as monitored through a sentinel surveillance network in Canada, 2006-2007.
Each month, viral hepatitis data were shared with NPHPC, sentinel surveillance sites, and federal and provincial health authorities.
We thank Emilie Charpentier, Aurelie Sausy, and Sebastien de Landtsheer for technical assistance, and the clinicians who participated in the Influenza Sentinel Surveillance in Luxembourg.
Conducting sentinel surveillance only in pediatric referral hospitals has additional limitations, including the possibility of failing to detect disease because of 1) referral practices, 2) pretreatment with antibiotics, 3) being unable to identify epidemic diseases such as meningococcal disease that might occur in rural communities located far from the PBM sentinel hospital sites.
A sentinel surveillance system can be used to monitor >1 disease, can be sustainable, and can integrate with and build upon existing systems.
Sentinel surveillance methods also should be redefined so that they rely less extensively on institutions and more accurately represent those populations at greatest risk (10).
Optimizing the use of multi-stream influenza sentinel surveillance data.
During 1999-2007, measles surveillance in Japan consisted of aggregate case reporting from two sentinel surveillance systems: pediatric and adult.
This increase reinforces the usefulness of sentinel surveillance in travelers.