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Health Surveillance

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The regular or repeated collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data and the dissemination of information to monitor the health of a population and to identify potential risks to health, thereby enabling timely interventions to prevent, treat, or control disease and injury.  It includes occupational and environmental health surveillance and medical surveillance.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.03: Deployment Health

Related Glossary Terms

Health Surveillance | Health Surveillance | Health Surveillance

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