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Volume 7, Number 5—October 2001

Implementing a Network for Electronic Surveillance Reporting from Public Health Reference Laboratories: An International Perspective

Nancy H. BeanComments to Author  and Stanley M. Martin
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Comparison of paper-based vs. electronic reporting systems for addressing specific surveillance components

Surveillance component Paper system Electronic system
Data input Questionnaire Data input/import
Reporting Mail delivery Electronic transmission
Processing Coding, editing, storage, input Maintaining reporting sites
Analysis; interpretation Merging data; trend analysis Cluster detection; trend analysis
Feedback Periodic reports Electronic feedback

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