On-line Monitoring of Public Health Surveillance Data

Peter Diggle, Leo Knorr-Held, Barry Rowlingson, Ting Li Su, Peter Hawtin, Trevor N. Bryant

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The Ascertainment and Enhancement of Gastrointestinal Infection Surveillance and Statistics (AEGISS) project aims to use spatial statistical methods to identify anomalies in the space-time distribution of nonspecific, gastrointestinal infections in the United Kingdom, using the Southampton area in southern England as a test case. This chapter uses the AEGISS project to discuss the methodologic issues in developing a rapidresponse, spatial surveillance system. It considers simple, exploratory statistical methods together with more sophisticated methods, based on hierarchical space-time stochastic process models defined either at individual or small-area levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Health of Populations : Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199864928, 9780195146493
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Data collection
  • Public health monitoring
  • Surveillance system
  • United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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