Implementation of surveillance scheme in Health System by endemic levels or ranges in emergency department

Luis Pedro Hernández Sosa, Sonia Pérez García, Juan José Apolinaire Pennini, Maira Valladares Vilches
2008 Medisur  
Surveillance in health system is the follow up, data systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health events to be used in planning, implementation and assessment of programs. Emergency department is a core place within an institution´s system and requires clear and timely information, statistical analysis and a constant and computerized surveillance system for appropriate decision making. Objective: To enforce a health surveillance system in emergency department through endemic
more » ... ls or ranges. Methods: Descriptive research of chronological series developed in the emergency department of the University Paediatric Hospital in Cienfuegos. Data from chronological series from 2002 to 2006 was collected for 4 events. An automatic program was used to make the endemic levels or ranges. Conclusions: In this research, a surveillance system was presented with the elaboration of endemic levels or ranges of 4 events. This constitutes a useful, strong and accessible tool for the decision making process of the Directive Board.
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