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Information system of infectious diseases (IS IN)

PURPOSE OF DETECTION OF REQUESTED DATA

The purpose of investigation is to obtain information on incidence of infectious diseases for assessment of the evolution of the epidemiological situation on the CR territory, for monitoring of the health status of the population and for management of provision of health care.

For efficient management of mandatory notifications, registration and analysis of incidence of infections, in 1991 a new EPIDAT software was developed, building on the earlier information system of contagious diseases (ISPO). Since 1993, EPIDAT is is used nationwide in all public health stations as the basis of local, regional and national surveillance of infectious diseases.

STATISTICAL UNIT OF INVESTIGATION

Statistical units are all reported cases of disease from a list of selected serious infections; notifications concern verified cases, suspected diseases, carriage and deaths. Individual cases are statistically monitored according to ICD-10. Several serious infections are not monitored in this system but in separate individual information systems and registers. It concerns tuberculosis (dg. A15–A19), infections prevalently transferred by sexual intercourse (dg. A50–A64) and infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, dg. B20–B24). Separate information systems are also established for acute respiratory infections (ARI) and influenza-like infections (ILI). A fully independent set of problems is monitored in Register of nosocomial infections. The EPIDAT system further monitors certain diseases listed in ICD-10 chapters IV, X and XX that are not connected with infection.