What do health departments do with this information?

Reports are used to trigger the prompt implementation of disease control and prevention measures. When reports are compiled and analyzed, they provide public health authorities with important information about a disease, including trends, risk factors, and whether existing disease prevention activities are working.

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1. Whom do I notify?
2. What should I tell my patients who have reportable diseases?
3. What is a reportable communicable disease?
4. How and why were these diseases selected?
5. Why is it important for health care providers to report diseases in a timely manner?
6. What information must be in the report?
7. Does HIPAA allow disease reporting?
8. What do health departments do with this information?
9. Why do I have to report when the laboratory has already reported the case?
10. What is expected from a health care provider during a disease investigation?