Proposal for a modernized Iranian notifiable infectious diseases surveillance system: comparison with USA and Australia Academic Article uri icon


  • This article reports on a comparative study of the national notifiable infectious diseases surveillance systems currently employed in the United States of America, Australia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the aim ofdeveloping a modified system specific to the needs of the Iranian health system. Features of the surveillance systems examined in each country included: official data gathering structures; types of data collected; case definition and classification criteria; data collection processes; data analysis methods; disease classification systems; data dissemination and distribution methods; data quality control; and confidentiality procedures and guidelines. After consolidating the data, a model for an Iranian notifiable infectious diseases surveillance system was developed and was tested by the Delphi method in 3 stages.


  • Azar, FEF
  • Masoori, N
  • Meidani, Z
  • Paul, L

publication date

  • July 1, 2010

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