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Development of Target Ranges for Selected Performance Measures in the CIFOR Guidelines

Development of Target Ranges for Selected Performance Measures in the CIFOR Guidelines  Chapter 8 of the CIFOR Guidelines was developed for use by state and local public health agencies to evaluate the performance of their foodborne disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control programs. Standardized performance criteria and metrics promote a common understanding of the key elements of surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control activities, facilitate training of staff, and allow for the aggregation of data to evaluate program effectiveness and identify specific needs for improvement. The aim of the metrics project was to develop specific metrics and target ranges for 16 selected performance indicators in Chapter 8 of the Guidelines to help agencies demonstrate their public health performance and effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control activities. The project outputs include an abridged version of the 16 metrics and target ranges and the full project report which describes the methodologies used to develop the 16 metrics and target ranges. A list of the 16 selected CIFOR performance measures is below.

  • Foodborne illness complaint reporting system
  • Outbreaks detected from complaints
  • Foodborne illness outbreak rate
  • Confirmed cases with exposure history obtained
  • Isolate/CIDT-positive clinical specimen submissions to PHL
  • PFGE subtyping of isolates
  • Isolate/CIDT-positive clinical specimen submission interval
  • Isolate subtyping interval
  • PHEP E. coli O157 and Listeria subtyping interval
  • Outbreak clinical specimen collections
  • Cluster investigation interval
  • Complaint investigation interval
  • Cluster source identification
  • Outbreak etiology reported to NORS
  • Outbreak vehicle reported to NORS
  • Outbreak contributing factor reported to NORS

Development of Target Ranges for Selected Performance Measures in the CIFOR Guidelines

 

For more information on the CIFOR Metrics Project, please contact Dhara Patel, MPH, at CSTE at (770) 458-3811 or dpatel@cste.org.