Invasive meningococcal disease: completeness and timeliness of reporting of confirmed cases in Thames Valley, 2006-2007.

@article{Paranthaman2009InvasiveMD,
  title={Invasive meningococcal disease: completeness and timeliness of reporting of confirmed cases in Thames Valley, 2006-2007.},
  author={Karthikeyan Paranthaman and Lauryn Kent and Noel McCarthy and Steve J. Gray},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 12},
  pages={805-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Regular evaluation of disease surveillance systems is essential. This study assessed the completeness and timeliness of reporting of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Thames Valley in 2006-2007. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of two data sources used in disease surveillance: the list of notified cases to the Thames Valley Health Protection Unit (TVHPU) and the list of confirmed cases at the reference laboratory during 2006-2007. METHODS The datasets were compared by… CONTINUE READING