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Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Ron Brookmeyer and Donna F. Stroup


Public health faces critical challenges ranging from outbreaks of new and old pathogens to the threat of bioterrorism, and the impact of lifestyle and environmental changes on health. Modern tools of public health surveillance and sound statistical practices are essential for meeting these challenges and providing accurate warnings about real public health threats while minimizing false alarms. Advances in statistical techniques, computing power, and the Internet have led to many new approaches to monitoring population health, analyzing the data, and rapidly sharing it. This text explores the ... More

Keywords: public health, surveillance, statistics, bio-statistics, epidemiology, populations

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146493
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ron Brookmeyer, editor
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Donna F. Stroup, editor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

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