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Sentinel Surveillance

Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort such as in a geographic area or population subgroup to estimate trends in a larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Year introduced: 1995

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      Tree Number(s): E05.318.308.980.438.700.650, E05.318.650, N05.715.360.300.800.438.625.650, N06.850.520.308.980.438.700.650, N06.850.520.699, N06.850.780.675.650

      MeSH Unique ID: D018571

      Entry Terms:

      • Surveillance, Sentinel
      • Syndromic Surveillance
      • Surveillance, Syndromic
      • Biosurveillance Systems
      • Biosurveillance System
      • Sentinel Health Event
      • Health Event, Sentinel

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