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J Prev Med Public Health > Volume 40(4); 2007 > Article
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2007;40(4): 273-277. doi: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2007.40.4.273
Circulatory Disease Surveillance System in Korea.
Byung Yeol Chun
Department of Preventive Medicine, Kyungpook National University College of Medicine & Health Promotion Research Center, Korea. bychun@knu.ac.kr
The purpose of establishing the circulatory disease surveillance system in Korea is to ensure that the problems of circulatory disease importance are being monitored efficiently and effectively. The goals of circulatory disease surveillance system are to monitor the epidemiological trends of circulatory disease and to evaluate the outcome of health activity for controlling circulatory diseases. Surveillance system are being updated to achieve the needs for the integration of the surveillance and information system, the establishment of data standards, the electronic exchange of data, and changes in the goals of circulatory disease surveillance system to facilitate the response of this system to manage the national health problem effectively. This article provides the target diseases and determinant indicators to be monitored, structure of circulatory disease surveillance system, and many tasks and related activities that should be applied to this system.
Key words: Circulatory disease surveillance system; Goals; Indicators
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