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Defining 'surveillance' in drug safety.

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The concept of surveillance in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology has evolved from the concept of surveillance in epidemiology, particularly of infectious diseases. We have surveyed the etymology, usages, and previous definitions of 'surveillance' and its modifiers, such as 'active' and 'passive'. The following essential definitional features of surveillance emerge: (i) surveillance and monitoring are different--surveillance involves populations, while monitoring involves individuals;...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Drug safety More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
5
Pages:
347-357
Publication date:
2012-05-01
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EISSN:
1179-1942
ISSN:
0114-5916
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:322062
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uuid:06497b42-321a-42da-b07f-7cc931a948ee
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pubs:322062
Source identifiers:
322062
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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