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Document ID (ISN)101168
CIS number 03-208
ISSN - Serial title 0303-8408 - SPM - Sozial- und Präventivmedizin - Social and Preventive Medicine - Médecine sociale et préventive
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Choi B.C.K., Pak A.W.P.
Title Lessons for surveillance in the 21st century: A historical perspective from the past five millennia
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.46, No.6, p.361-368. 31 ref.
Abstract This paper reviews some major epidemics in the past 5000 years in human history and derives 12 lessons in the context of epidemiological surveillance, to be used as a guide to designing a better and more comprehensive surveillance systems in the future. The elements of such an improved system include: continuing the improvement of surveillance; carrying out surveillance on an ongoing basis; being systematic; being population-based; including risk and prevention indicators in the database; linking surveillance with an efficient data analysis system; simulating aetiological research; improving forecasting capability; linking of development of intervention; evaluating the intervention; improving information dissemination; ensuring that the surveillance system provide equal opportunity for participation and receipt of information.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; epidemiological aspects; history; medical supervision; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; aetiology; cohort study; information of personnel; health service records; ethics; research
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology