[Data quality of dengue epidemiological surveillance in Belo Horizonte, Southeastern Brazil].
- Published Article
Revista de saúde pública
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Cases recorded in the reporting system were those more severe and did not represent the total of cases hospitalized in Unified Health System, thus the case fatality rate may be overestimated. The results indicate the necessity of changes in the evaluated surveillance model and in the implementation of the qualification of the health professionals, mainly those working in the private hospitals associated to Unified Health System.
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