Olson, J.

Rapid epidemiologic assessment: evaluation of health problems and programmes

The BOSTID REA research programme is concerned with how to integrate epidemiological methods into the field of planning and delivery of health services. The aim of the BOSTID programme is to change REA from being an art into a legitimate discipline. Several methods are discussed which are intended to be faster and cheaper than conventional data collection: cluster sample surveys; case control methods; quality assurance sampling and risk assessment and surveillance.