Completeness of notifiable infectious disease reporting in the United States: an analytical literature review.

@article{Doyle2002CompletenessON,
  title={Completeness of notifiable infectious disease reporting in the United States: an analytical literature review.},
  author={Timothy J. Doyle and M. Kathleen Glynn and Samuel L. Groseclose},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={155 9},
  pages={866-74}
}
Despite state and local laws requiring medical providers to report notifiable infectious diseases to public health authorities, reporting is believed to be incomplete. Through means of an analytical literature review, the authors synthesize current knowledge on the completeness of disease reporting and identify factors associated with reporting completeness. The review was limited to published studies, conducted in the United States between 1970 and 1999, that quantitatively assessed infectious… CONTINUE READING
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