TITLE

Completeness and Timeliness of Reporting of Meningococcal Disease -- Maine, 2001-2006

AUTHOR(S)
Rea, V.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/27/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the analysis of meningcoccal disease surveillance in Maine based on the data from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the hospital discharge data from the Maine Health Data Org. (MHDO). The use of the Sekar-Dening capture-recapture technique to estimate the completeness of the reporting system from the surveillance systems is presented. The article suggests periodic evaluation of the surveillance system and the timely reporting of MDHHS once the hospital discharge data is available.
ACCESSION #
36866354

 

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