Print Email Facebook Twitter Het Nederlands signaleringscentrum kindergeneeskunde; een kwaliteitsinstrument voor preventie en onderzoek [The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System; a quality-focused instrument for prevention and research] Title Het Nederlands signaleringscentrum kindergeneeskunde; een kwaliteitsinstrument voor preventie en onderzoek [The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System; a quality-focused instrument for prevention and research] Author Hirasing, R.A. Rodrigues Pereira, R. Publication year 2002 Abstract The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System was initiated by the Dutch Paediatric Society and is housed within the TNO Prevention and Health office. The purpose of the surveillance system is (a) to gain insight on a population level into the prevalence of rare and new diseases in youths (0-18 year), and (b) to promote scientific research addressing the background, nature and prognosis, as well as the treatment and prevention, of these diseases. A monthly report card is sent to all clinically active paediatricians with maximally 10 diseases under surveillance. The response rate is approximately 90%. The information from the registration can lead to primary or secondary prevention (prevention of the disease or of its complications, respectively). The system provides information for the amelioration of quality of care and for health management and at the same time, acts as an instrument for scientific research. Subject HealthHealth care managementHealth care qualityHumanMedical researchPediatricianPrevalenceProphylaxisReviewScientific literatureInfection controlNational health serviceNewbornOrganization and managementPediatricsPreschool childStandardAdolescentChildChild, PreschoolCommunicable Disease ControlCommunicable DiseasesHealth SurveysHumansInfantInfant, NewbornNetherlandsPediatricsPopulation SurveillanceState Medicine To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:afcbb18d-06e0-4c4f-bb2a-4529d21af1c8 TNO identifier 236900 ISSN 0028-2162 Source Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 146 (50), 2409-2414 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.