Field investigation of a disease or health condition.
This is a conceptual order - steps may be done at the same time.
Step 1. Prepare for field work ... more on step 1
Step 3. Verify the diagnosis ... more on step 3
Step 5. Describe and orient the data in terms of Time, Place and Person - Descriptive Epidemiology... more on step 5
Step 7. Evaluate hypotheses - Analytical studies ** Must have a control group** ... more on Step 7
Step 8. Refine hypotheses and carry out additional studies ... more on Step 8
Step 9. Implement Control and Prevention Measures - as soon as possible! ... more on Step 9
Step 10. Communicate findings ... more on Step 10
Scientific Method as related to Disease Detectives - see comparison