surveillance

(ser-VAY-lents)

Periodic clinical evaluation of an individual who is at increased risk of developing a condition (compared with the general population) aimed at detecting new or recurrent disease. In public health, surveillance may also refer to the systematic collection of information regarding the incidence, prevalence, and mortality related to various medical conditions or health-related events.

In medicine, the ongoing collection of information about a disease, such as cancer, in a certain group of people. The information collected may include where the disease occurs in a population and whether it affects people of a certain gender, age, or ethnic group.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "surveillance"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "vigilancia"

En medicina, la recolección permanente de información acerca de una enfermedad, como el cáncer, en ciertos grupos de personas. La información recolectada puede comprender si una enfermedad se presenta en una población y si ella afecta a personas de cierto sexo, edad o grupo étnico.