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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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SOBRAL, André et al. Natural disasters - information systems and surveillance system: a review of literature. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.4, pp.389-402. ISSN 1679-4974.

OBJECTIVE: literature review on the construction and implementation of information systems and surveillance of natural disasters. METHODOLOGY: this article presents a literature review of papers held in the databases Pubmed and Scielo. RESULTS: showed that information systems and/or surveillance were used as main objectives the analysis of the extent of the damage, identifying areas and vulnerable populations and assessment of health needs of population groups most exposed to the occurrence of disasters. CONCLUSIONS: there is need for information systems and integrated monitoring within areas such as Public Health, Civil and Environmental Defense to analyze the effects of disasters on the health of populations.

Keywords : natural disasters; review; information system; surveillance system.

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