\sˈɛntɪnə͡l səvˈe͡ɪləns], \sˈɛntɪnəl səvˈeɪləns], \s_ˈɛ_n_t_ɪ_n_əl s_ə_v_ˈeɪ_l_ə_n_s]\
Definitions of SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE
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Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort, geographic area, population subgroup, etc. to estimate trends in larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
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