Global Alert and Response (GAR)

WHO/CDS/EPR/LYO/2005.25

Evaluating the costs and benefits of national surveillance and response systems

Methodologies and options


Contents

1 - Background
2 - International Health Regulations
3 - Defining the scope and design of studies
4 - Measuring the costs of surveillance and response systems
5 - Evaluating the benefits of surveillance and response systems
6 - Examples of how to evaluate the costs and benefits of surveillance and response for a specific disease
7 - Example of how to evaluate the costs and benefits of changes to an existing system
8 - Conclusions
Annex - International Health Regulations (2005)

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