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Guidelines for the investigation of clusters of adverse health events

K. B. Rothenberg and S. B. Thacker

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0023
Guidelines for the investigation of clusters of adverse health events

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This chapter considers the response of health authorities to the report of a ‘cluster’ of health events. It describes a systematic approach to cluster evaluation based on CDC guidelines.

Keywords: disease clusters; disease incidence; small-area studies; cluster evaluations

Chapter.  5310 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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