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Abstract

THIS BOOK IS THE FINAL VOLUME OF A SERIES OF 3 BOOKS PREPARED BY THE PANEL FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDICINE FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. THE SERIES IS INTENDED FOR USE AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, CLINICAL CARE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH. THE BASIC TOOLS ARE PROVIDED FOR COMPARATIVE, CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS IN DEVELOPING HEALTH CARE. PART ONE OF THE BOOK REVIEWS THE BASIC FEATURES OF DISEASE SURVEILLANCE: HISTORY; SELECTION OF INDICATORS OF HEALTH CARE AND ENVIRONMENT; PLANNING AND ORGANISATION OF THE FLOW OF INFORMATION; ACTION AND BENEFIT; ETHICAL ISSUES. PART TWO DESCRIBES THE MEANS OF SURVEILLANCE IN SELECTED HEALTH FIELDS, WHETHER DEFINED BY DISEASE, BY ENVIRONMENT, OR BY AGE OF THE POPULATION. IT DEALS WITH MOST OF THE MAJOR EUROPEAN DISEASES AND HEALTH PROBLEMS, THEN DESCRIBES EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF DATA FROM PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AND HOSPITAL SOURCES. THE BOOK IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR THOSE WORKING WITH ROUTINE HEALTH STATISTICS, OR THOSE INTERESTED IN IMPROVING THE USE OF EXISTING DATA.

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Authors: EYLENBOSCH W J UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP, B NOAH N D CONSULTANT EPIDEMIOLOGIST, PHLS COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SURVEILANCE CENTRE, LONDON , UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP, B;CONSULTANT EPIDEMIOLOGIST, PHLS COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SURVEILANCE CENTRE, LONDON
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: PP 286, ECU 35.00, 1988, ISBN 0-19-261611-0, AVAILABILITY: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, UK
Record Number: 1989126211800 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en