Spatiotemporal biosurveillance with spatial clusters : Control limit approximation and impact of spatial correlation

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Author(s)

  • Mi Lim LEE
  • David GOLDSMAN
  • Seong-Hee KIM
  • Kwok-Leung TSUI

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-827
Journal / PublicationIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Volume46
Issue number8
Online published1 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Abstract

Multivariate CUSUM charts formed over spatial clusters have been used over the last several years to detect emerging disease clusters in spatiotemporal biosurveillance. The control limits for the CUSUM charts are typically calibrated by trial-and-error simulation, but this task can be time-consuming and challenging when the monitoring area is large. This article introduces an analytical method that approximates the control limits and average run length when spatial correlation is not strong. In addition, the practical range of the scan radius in which the approximation method works well is investigated. Also studied is how the outbreak radius and spatial correlation impact the schemes outbreak detection performance with respect to two metrics: detection delay and identification accuracy. Experimental results show that the approximation method performs well, making the design of the multivariate CUSUM chart convenient; and higher spatial correlation does not always yield faster detection but often facilitates accurate identification of outbreak clusters. Copyright © IIE.

Research Area(s)

  • control limit approximation, multivariate CUSUM chart, spatial cluster, spatial correlation, Spatiotemporal biosurveillance

Citation Format(s)

Spatiotemporal biosurveillance with spatial clusters : Control limit approximation and impact of spatial correlation. / LEE, Mi Lim; GOLDSMAN, David; KIM, Seong-Hee; TSUI, Kwok-Leung.

In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), Vol. 46, No. 8, 2014, p. 813-827.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review