The Ascertainment and Enhancement of Gastrointestinal Infection Surveillance and Statistics (AEGISS) project aims to use spatial statistical methods to identify anomalies in the space-time distribution of nonspecific, gastrointestinal infections in the United Kingdom, using the Southampton area in southern England as a test case. This chapter uses the AEGISS project to discuss the methodologic issues in developing a rapid-response, spatial surveillance system. It considers simple, exploratory statistical methods together with more sophisticated methods, based on hierarchical space-time stochastic process models defined either at individual or small-area levels.
|Title of host publication
|Monitoring the Health of Populations
|Number of pages
|Published - 11 Dec 2003