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PHC 6000: Surveil

Introduction to epidemiology: Surveillance

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What is a key difference between active and passive surveillance? In active surveillance, reports are solicited.
Who creates the National Notifiable Disease List? Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Can the rules for reporting national notifiable diseases be modified? They can be modified at the state level.
Screening measures are only as good as the screening test. (T/F) True
Are surveillance data enough to get a complete picture of disease burden? Would need to also include mortality data
What is mortality rate? Rapidity with which deaths from the disease occur over time
What determines mortality rate? A combination of the rate of new diagnoses (incidence rate) and the likelihood of death following diagnoses (case fatality).
Created by: AlneciaPHS