Improving the accuracy of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disease notification rates using data linkage

Abstract

BACKGROUND Routinely collected infectious disease surveillance data provide a valuable means to monitor the health of populations. Notifiable disease surveillance systems in Australia have consistently reported high levels of completeness for the demographic data fields of age and sex, but low levels of completeness for Aboriginality data. Significant… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-118

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