Methodological development of syndromic and laboratory statistical surveillance systems
Theme: Medical Statistics
, Department: Statistics
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The early detection of outbreaks is an important function of public health surveillance, and is supported by automated methods of statistical outbreak detection. This project is to review some of the surveillance data used for this purpose in the UK, review some of the outbreak detection systems currently in use in the UK, and improve them. We also aim to develop more general methodology applicable to detection systems more widely.