Description of the public health importance of the conditions studied
Description of the system
 Objectives of the system
 The conditions under surveillance
 Flow chart of the system
 The components and operation of the system
Indication of the level of usefulness of the system
Evaluation of the system
For the attributes of simplicity, flexibility, acceptability, sensitivity, positive predictive value, representativeness, and timeliness
Description of the resources used to operate the system
Conclusions and recommendations
  • Figure 4 CDC guidelines for evaluating surveillance systems.2