Performance of Early Outbreak Detection Algorithms in Public Health Surveillance from a Simulation Study

Description: 

Early detection of outbreaks is crucial in public health surveillance in order to enable rapid control measures. Statistical methods are widely used for outbreak detection but no study has proposed to evaluate and compare thoroughly the performance of these methods.

Objective

Evaluate the performance of 8 statistical methods for outbreak detection in health surveillance with historical data.

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Original Publication Year: 
2015
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2015

September 01, 2017

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