Public health response to urgent case reports.

  title={Public health response to urgent case reports.},
  author={David J. Dausey and Nicole Lurie and Alexis Diamond},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={Suppl Web Exclusives},
We evaluated the ability of local public health agencies (LPHAs) to meet a preparedness standard set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): to receive and respond to urgent case reports of communicable diseases twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We found substantial variability in performance and in the systems in place to… CONTINUE READING