Mandatory reporting of diseases and conditions by health care professionals and laboratories.

@article{Roush1999MandatoryRO,
  title={Mandatory reporting of diseases and conditions by health care professionals and laboratories.},
  author={Sandra W. Roush and Guthrie S. Birkhead and Denise Koo and Ann Cobb and David Fleming},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={282 2},
  pages={164-70}
}
CONTEXT Surveillance is a key component of the core public health function of health assessment. Systematic reporting by health care professionals and laboratories, which may vary by state law, statute, or regulation, continues to provide essential data for assessing public health. OBJECTIVE To describe the state and territorial reporting requirements for diseases and conditions recommended for national public health surveillance. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Between May and August… CONTINUE READING