Estimating the size of hidden populations from register data

  title={Estimating the size of hidden populations from register data},
  author={Anders Ledberg and Peter Wennberg},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
BACKGROUND Prevalence estimates of drug use, or of its consequences, are considered important in many contexts and may have substantial influence over public policy. However, it is rarely possible to simply count the relevant individuals, in particular when the defining characteristics might be illegal, as in the drug use case. Consequently methods are needed to estimate the size of such partly 'hidden' populations, and many such methods have been developed and used within epidemiology… CONTINUE READING
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