Evaluation of a syndromic surveillance for the early detection of outbreaks among military personnel in a tropical country.

@article{Jefferson2008EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a syndromic surveillance for the early detection of outbreaks among military personnel in a tropical country.},
  author={Henry L Jefferson and Bruce Dupuy and Herv{\'e} Chaudet and Ga{\"e}tan Texier and Andrew Green and Guy Barnish and Jean-Paul Boutin and Jean-Baptiste Meynard},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={375-83}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate a new military syndromic surveillance system (2SE FAG) set up in French Guiana. METHODS The evaluation was made using the current framework published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA. Two groups of system stakeholders, for data input and data analysis, were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires to assess timeliness, data quality, acceptability, usefulness, stability, portability and flexibility of the system. Validity was… CONTINUE READING
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