Ethics and the Conduct of Public Health Surveillance

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Science  30 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5658, pp. 631-632
DOI: 10.1126/science.1094038

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Efforts to distinguish between public health surveillance and epidemiological research are burdened by history. The authors of this Policy Forum say the moment is right to reframe the policy discussion and to recognize the imperative of ethical review of surveillance as well as research.