Performance Improvement 2000. Emergency Events Surveillance

01/01/2000

Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES)

The Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) Evaluation Report, generated annually, discusses the evaluations conducted for the surveillance of hazardous events and system reporting. The evaluation is based on the ability to measure the sensitivity and reliability of the system. Sensitivity is measured by the ability of the system to receive notification of events involving hazardous substances meeting the HSEES case definition, evaluated by comparison to other national data collection systems (i.e., DOT, EPA). Reliability is measured by the ability of the system to receive uniformly recorded data from the 13 State health department partners. To address the reliability of HSEES, each quarter the ATSDR mails a report describing a case study involving the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or substances to participating State health departments. State health department partners review the case study and completes a hard copy data collection form which is returned to the ATSDR. The ATSDR then compares the responses on these forms to each other and to the ATSDR's preferred responses.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

FEDERAL CONTACT: Orr, Maureen
404-639-6391

PIC ID: 6854.2

PERFORMER: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Atlanta, GA

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 6/30/2001