Incidence and completeness of notification of Legionnaires' disease in The Netherlands: covariate capture-recapture analysis acknowledging regional differences.

@article{Hest2008IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and completeness of notification of Legionnaires' disease in The Netherlands: covariate capture-recapture analysis acknowledging regional differences.},
  author={N A H Rob van Hest and Christian J P A Hoebe and Jeroen W. Den Boer and Jeroen K. Vermunt and E. P. F. Ijzerman and Wim G. Boersma and Jan Hendrik Richardus},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={540-50}
}
To estimate incidence and completeness of notification of Legionnaires' disease (LD) in The Netherlands in 2000 and 2001, we performed a capture-recapture analysis using three registers: Notifications, Laboratory results and Hospital admissions. After record-linkage, 373 of the 780 LD patients identified were notified. Ascertained under-notification was 52.2%. Because of expected and observed regional differences in the incidence rate of LD, alternatively to conventional log-linear capture… CONTINUE READING