Most important function of sentinel surveillance is:
|A||To determine the missing cases of disease in a population|
|B||To plan effective control measure|
|C||To find the total amount of disease in a population|
|D||To plan effective control measures|
Sentinel Surveillanceis done for identifying the missing cases. Because no routine notification system can -identify all cases of infection or disease, sentinel surveillance is done to identify the missing cases and thereby supplementing the notified cases. The sentinel data is extrapolated to the entire population to estimate the disease prevalence in the total population.