Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Hardcover | August 29, 2010

byLisa M. Lee, Stephen B. Thacker, Michael E. St. Louis

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Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community, based on the collection, interpretation, and use of health data. Surveillance provides information necessary for public health decision making and interventions. In the third edition of Principlesand Practice of Public Health Surveillance, the editors present an organized approach to planning, developing, and implementing public health surveillance systems in response to the rapidly changing field of public health. Substantially revised and expanded on, this edition continues to examinefurther the expansion of surveillance of disease and health determinants, as well as the recent advances in data management and informatics. Major sections of the book focus on bioresponse and preparedness, risk behaviors, and environmental exposure, while the ethical considerations and policyjustification for public health surveillance are also explored. Drawing largely from the experience of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts in the field, this book provides an excellent framework that collectively improves the surveillance foundation of public health. It will continue to serve as the standard text in the field, aninvaluable resource for public health students and the desk reference for public health practitioners.

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Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community, based on the collection, interpretation, and use of health data. Surveillance provides information necessary for public health decision making and interventions. In the third edition of Principlesand Practice of Public Health Surveillance, th...

Lisa M. Lee, PhD is Assistant Science Officer at the Office of the Chief Science Officer, Center for Disease Control. Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc is Director of the Office of Workforce and Career Development, Center for Disease Control. Michael E. St. Louis, MD is Associate Director for Science at the Coordinating Center for Global He...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195372921

ISBN - 13:9780195372922

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Table of Contents

1. Stephen B. Thacker: Historical Background2. Steven M. Teutsch: Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System3. David B. Rein: Economic and Policy Justification for Public Health Surveillance4. M. Kathleen Glynn and Lorraine C. Backer: Collecting Public Health Surveillance Data: Creating a Surveillance System5. Ramesh S. Krishnamurthy and Michael E. St. L: Informatics and the Management of Surveillance Data6. Patrick S. Sullivan, Matthew T. McKenna, Lance Waller, PhD, G. David Williamson and Lisa M. Lee: Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data7. Patrick L. Remington and David E. Nelson: Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action8. Samuel L. Groseclose, Robert R. German and Peter Nsubuga: Evaluating Public Health Surveillance9. Charles M Heilig and Patricia Sweeney: Ethics in Public Health Surveillance10. Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, James G. Hodge, Jr., and John P. Middaugh: Legal Considerations in Public Health Surveillance in the United States11. Chris Van Beneden and Ruth Lynfield: Public Health Surveillance for Infectious Diseases12. Ali H. Mokdad, Joseph L. Annest, Robin M. Ikeda and Cara T. Mai: Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects13. Roy Gibson, Sharon M. McConnell and Patrick L. Remington: Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health14. Daniel M. Sosin and Richard Hopkins: Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health15. James F. Murray and Chesley Richards: Healthcare Quality and Safety: The Monitoring of Administrative Information Systems and the Interface with Public Health Surveillance16. Paul J. Seligman, Thomas P. Gross, M. Miles Braun and Janet B. Arrowsmith: Postmarket Surveillance for Pharmaceuticals and Devices17. Michael St. Louis, Henry Walke, Helen Perry, Peter Nsubuga, Mark White and Scott Dowell: Surveillance in Low-Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Context of Global Health18. Guthrie S. Birkhead and Christopher M. Maylahn: State and Local Public Health Surveillance in the United States19. Denise Koo and Herman Tolentino: Public Health Workforce Needs for Surveillance20. Lisa M. Lee and Stephen B. Thacker: Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health SurveillanceIndex