Recently a number of innovative surveillance approaches have been piloted or implemented in several parts of the country. Though Chinese cities have usually a sufficient health infrastructure that is included in the national surveillance system, the differences in treatment seeking behavior of a diverse urban population and the still unresolved issue of affordability and or accessibility of care for the less affluent or the floating population still demand more comprehensive surveillance strategies. The aim of this chapter is to depict the role and potential of syndromic surveillance in enhancing the capacities for early detection of disease outbreaks
|Title of host publication||Health and Environmental Change in Urban Areas|
|Editors||W. Wang, T. Krafft, M. Rosenberg, E. Pilot|
|Place of Publication||Beijing China|
|Publisher||China Environmental Press|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
Pilot, E., Schwarz, C., Wang, L., & Krafft, T. (2014). Syndromic Surveillance: Enhancing Detection of Disease Outbreaks in Urban China. In W. Wang, T. Krafft, M. Rosenberg, & E. Pilot (Eds.), Health and Environmental Change in Urban Areas (pp. 293-303). China Environmental Press.