Closing the surveillance gap.

W. E. Halperin, D. L. Ordin

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Since 1986 there has been substantial progress in developing surveillance systems for occupational disease and injury that meet the goals of surveillance: identification or new diseases and causes of injury; estimation of the magnitude and trend of injuries and illnesses; identification of epidemic clusters; and identification of sentinel cases representing failures of prevention. A quiltwork of surveillance systems for occupational diseases and injury has been implemented by several federal agencies; surveillance systems for many more disease and injuries are being developed by the states. The conceptual basis for "closing the surveillance gap" has been developed; national implementation is the next challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of industrial medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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