On-line Monitoring of Public Health Surveillance Data

Peter Diggle, Leo Knorr-Held, Barry Rowlingson, Ting-Li Su, Peter Hawtin, Trevor N. Bryant

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Health of Populations
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2003

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