Detection of aberrations in the occurrence of notifiable diseases surveillance data.

@article{Stroup1989DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of aberrations in the occurrence of notifiable diseases surveillance data.},
  author={Donna F. Stroup and G David Williamson and J L Herndon and John M. Karon},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={323-9; discussion 331-2}
}
The detection of unusual patterns in the occurrence of diseases and other health events presents an important challenge to public health surveillance. This paper discusses three analytic methods for identifying aberrations in underlying distributions. The methods are illustrated on selected infectious diseases included in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control. Results suggest the utility of such an analytic approach. Further work will determine… CONTINUE READING

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