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[Epidemiological surveillance of pulmonary tuberculosis treated at the specialized care level based on 2 data sources, Valladolid; Spain].

Authors
  • Tejero Encinas, Silvia1
  • Asensio Villahoz, Paula
  • Vaquero Puerta, José Luis
  • 1 Servicio de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Hospital Universitario Del Río Hortega, C/Cardenal Torquemada s/n. 47010 Valladolid.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista espanola de salud publica
Publication Date
2003
Volume
77
Issue
2
Pages
207–216
Identifiers
PMID: 12728656
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Any information system which provides reliable data serves to improve epidemiological surveillance even though it may have been designed for a different purpose. It is all a matter of knowing the limitations and unique aspects thereof. The MBDS provides information of epidemiological interest which is not included in the Compulsory Notifiable Disease reports. Using the capture-recapture method is one alternative for estimating truer pulmonary tuberculosis rates.

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