Research

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Abstract

Industrial engineers working in the public sector are involved in significant research efforts. Research efforts are also continuing to address the issue of fast detection of epidemics based on data from visits to hospital emergency departments. Epidemiologists at the New South Wales Department of Health's Center for Epidemiology and Research monitor nonhomogeneous counts of a variety of syndromes regularly for better tracking of epidemics. These syndromes are derived from computer records of hospital emergency department arrivals and are divided by various age groups, hospital, and gender combinations, involving low counts. A number of researchers have also worked jointly to develop a methodology to track disease outbreaks in 'Understanding Sources of Variation in Syndromic Surveillance for Early Warning of Natural or Intentional Disease Outbreak'. The method is a modified control chart used in industrial quality control settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages54-55
Number of pages2
Volume42
No8
Specialist publicationIndustrial Engineer
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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