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During a measles outbreak in Northern Ireland (between October 1988 and March 1989) it was noted that a proportion of cases had occurred in children who had previously been vaccinated against measles. A study was, therefore, set up to provide a rapid estimate of vaccine efficacy. Vaccine efficacy was calculated to be 94% (95% confidence limits, 91% to 96%).… (More)
Examination of the school health records of 1033 primary school entrants showed that there was a high level of preschool surveillance by health visitors and that most problems recorded at school entry medical examinations were already known to another professional.
The design and initial implementation of a system to monitor health system adequacy in Georgia is described. Five profiles on county or sub-county areas comprise the system: Health Resources--an inventory of facilities, personnel, and programs; Health Demands--econometric estimates of demand for selected health services; Health System Adequacy--objective… (More)