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This paper reviews routine data-collecting systems and methods for disease surveillance in England and Wales. It discusses population-based correlation studies, which seek to explain disease trends by relating routine health statistics to possible causative agents on a secular, geographical, or occupational basis. It describes recent developments in linking information collected by routine general purpose systems as a means of identifying and following individuals exposed to potential hazards.


Journal article


J Epidemiol Community Health

Publication Date





294 - 302


Death Certificates, England, Environmental Exposure, Epidemiologic Methods, Medical Record Linkage, Occupations, Seasons, Time Factors, Wales