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Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance - Lisa M. Lee

Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Hardcover Published: 26th August 2010
ISBN: 9780195372922
Number Of Pages: 464

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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 Principles and 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 examine further 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 policy justification 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, an invaluable resource for public health students and the desk reference for public health practitioners.

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From reviews of previous editions: "This book brings together the theoretical and practical information crucial to 'planning, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating surveillance information in the context of contemporary society and public health practice.' Nearly all the contributors are former or currently epidemiology specialists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the 13 chapters of the book systematically cover the subject....The volume not only discusses system design and data interpretation but also includes chapters on ethical and legal issues, computerized surveillance, and questions particular surveillance in developing countries." --American Journal of Public Health "Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance is a wonderful source of information on this underappreciated topic. It has two strengths in particular. First, it is by and large written by people who deal with public health surveillance systems and data on a daily basis and are intimately acquainted with their strengths and weaknesses. Second, the book is a one-stop source on public health surveillance and provides a single source reference on all aspects of surveillance in a straightforward, well-referenced, and readable manner. This is and will continue to be the single best source on public health surveillance. I recommend it to public health practitioners, public health students, and for researchers interested in further exploring this treasure trove of data."--American Journal of Epidemiology


Chapter 1. Historical Background Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc

Chapter 2. Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH

Chapter 3. Economic and Policy Justification for Public Health Surveillance David B. Rein, PhD

Chapter 4. Collecting Public Health Surveillance Data: Creating a Surveillance System M. Kathleen Glynn, DVM, MPVM and Lorraine C. Backer, PhD, MPH

Chapter 5. Informatics and the Management of Surveillance Data Ramesh S. Krishnamurthy, PhD, MPH and Michael E. St. Louis, MD

Chapter 6. Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data Patrick S. Sullivan, DVM, PhD, Matthew T. McKenna, MD, MPH, Lance Waller, PhD, G. David Williamson, PhD and Lisa M. Lee, PhD

Chapter 7. Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH and David E. Nelson, MD, MPH

Chapter 8. Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Samuel L. Groseclose, DVM, MPH, Robert R. German, DrPH, MPH., and Peter Nsubuga, MD, MPH

Chapter 9. Ethics in Public Health Surveillance Charles M Heilig and Patricia Sweeney

Chapter 10. Legal Considerations in Public Health Surveillance in the United States Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, James G. Hodge, Jr., and John P. Middaugh

Chapter 11. Public Health Surveillance for Infectious Diseases Chris Van Beneden, MD, MPH and Ruth Lynfield, MD

Chapter 12. Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, Joseph L. Annest, PhD, MS, Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, and Cara T. Mai, MPH

Chapter 13. Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health Roy Gibson Parrish, II, MD, Sharon M. McDonnell, B.S.N, M.D., M.P.H., and Patrick L. Remington, M.D., M.P.H.

Chapter 14. Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health Daniel M. Sosin, MD, MPH and Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Chapter 15. Healthcare Quality and Safety: The Monitoring of Administrative Information Systems and the Interface with Public Health Surveillance James F. Murray, PhD and Chesley Richards, MD, MPH

Chapter 16. Postmarket Surveillance for Pharmaceuticals and Devices Paul J. Seligman, MD, MPH, Thomas P. Gross, M. Miles Braun, MD, MPH, and Janet B. Arrowsmith, MD, FACP, FACE

Chapter 17. Surveillance in Low-Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Context of Global Health Michael St. Louis, MD, Henry Walke, MD, MPH, Helen Perry, PhD, Peter Nsubuga, MD, MPH, Mark White, MD, FACPM, and Scott Dowell, MD, MPH

Chapter 18. State and Local Public Health Surveillance in the United States Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH and Christopher M. Maylahn, MD, MPH

Chapter 19. Public Health Workforce Needs for Surveillance Denise Koo, MD, MPH and Herman Tolentino, MD

Chapter 20. Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Surveillance Lisa M. Lee, PhD and Stephen B Thacker, MD, MSc


ISBN: 9780195372922
ISBN-10: 0195372921
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 26th August 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.3  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised