C E Blumer

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Information on the prevalence of spinal cord injury is becoming more important as the life expectancy of survivors is increasing, but few prevalence studies have been published. This paper summarises the internationally available findings on prevalence, including the methodologies and data sources used. Prevalence rates ranged from 11 to 112 per 100,000(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Australia between 1982 and 1991. DESIGN State and Territory Health Departments notified new diagnoses of AIDS to the National AIDS Registry. Information reported for each case included sex, date of birth, date of AIDS diagnosis, presumed mode of exposure to the human(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of newly diagnosed HIV infection in Australia, between 1984 and 1992. METHODS State and Territory health authorities reported cases of newly diagnosed HIV infection to the national HIV surveillance centre. Information sought on each case included the State or Territory of diagnosis, the case identifying number, the sex,(More)
Monitoring the occurrence of disease through any surveillance program necessarily requires the expenditure of scarce resources. The type of information accessible through surveillance and how it may be obtained deserve careful consideration in order to justify these costs. Therefore before establishing a new system of surveillance it is advisable to(More)
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