Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Data for Syndromic Surveillance in Andhra Pradesh, India

E. Pilot, R. Rao, B. Jena, T. Krafft

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Abstract

Infectious disease outbreaks like H1N1 and more recently Ebola, have once more highlighted that health surveillance and early detection are critical core functions to improve the capacity, preparedness and responsiveness of the Indian public health system. The systematic use of routinely collected health care information to enhance and complement the already existing data reporting systems and to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of local health systems remains almost untapped. In this book chapter the system for early-warning based on routinely collected emergency data from GVK EMRI is discussed and highlights the potential of routinely collected health information for health surveillance activities. The regional focus is the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and Environmental Change in Urban Areas
EditorsW. Wang, T. Krafft, M. Rosenberg, E. Pilot
Place of PublicationBeijing China
PublisherChina Environmental Press
Pages266-278
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-7-5111-1940-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Pilot, E., Rao, R., Jena, B., & Krafft, T. (2014). Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Data for Syndromic Surveillance in Andhra Pradesh, India. In W. Wang, T. Krafft, M. Rosenberg, & E. Pilot (Eds.), Health and Environmental Change in Urban Areas (pp. 266-278). China Environmental Press.