Recent research and developments in temporal and spatiotemporal surveillance for public health

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Author(s)

  • Kwok-Leung Tsui
  • Shui Yee Wong
  • Wei Jiang
  • Chen-Ju Lin

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number5696796
Pages (from-to)49-58
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Reliability
Volume60
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Abstract

The objective of public health surveillance is to systematically collect, analyze, and interpret public health data (about chronic or infectious diseases) to understand trends; detect changes in disease incidence and death rates; and plan, implement, and evaluate public health practices. Recently, studies have been conducted to develop methods and algorithms for health surveillance and disease detection. This paper attempts to review recent research on temporal and spatiotemporal surveillance methods. We have addressed specific challenges and research gaps in the relevant research. Lastly, we discuss a comparative example using a dataset of male thyroid cancer cases in New Mexico. © 2010 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Control charts, public health surveillance, scan statistics

Citation Format(s)

Recent research and developments in temporal and spatiotemporal surveillance for public health. / Tsui, Kwok-Leung; Wong, Shui Yee; Jiang, Wei et al.
In: IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 60, No. 1, 5696796, 03.2011, p. 49-58.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review