Measures of prevalence: which healthcare registers are applicable?

@article{Wigertz2001MeasuresOP,
  title={Measures of prevalence: which healthcare registers are applicable?},
  author={A Wigertz and Ragnar Westerling},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
AIMS This study analyses the applicability of some of the registers used within the healthcare system for estimations of disease prevalence. The study focuses on the diagnoses of asthma, diabetes mellitus, chronic bronchitis/emphysema, hypertensive disease, and cerebrovascular disease. METHODS The study population comprised all inhabitants (n=20,037) in the municipality of Tierp on 31 December 1996. Diagnostic information was collected from primary healthcare and occupational healthcare in… CONTINUE READING

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