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[Data quality of dengue epidemiological surveillance in Belo Horizonte, Southeastern Brazil].

Authors
  • Duarte, Heloisa Helena Pelluci
  • França, Elisabeth Barboza
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de saúde pública
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Volume
40
Issue
1
Pages
134–142
Identifiers
PMID: 16410994
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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