Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety
On December 7, 2012, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings held a webinar on “Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety.” This webinar explored how the classification of surveillance methods allows for researchers to determine the most suitable methodology for monitoring medical product safety scenarios. This classification has helped to provide clear and practical guidance for methods selection in active medical product surveillance. Dr. Joshua Gagne highlighted progress in categorizing medical product safety scenarios and developing structured decision tables for methods selection. Dr. Meghan Baker provided an overview of a methods framework for vaccine-specific safety monitoring.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.