Physician based surveillance system for occupational respiratory diseases: the experience of PROPULSE, Québec, Canada.

@article{Provencher1997PhysicianBS,
  title={Physician based surveillance system for occupational respiratory diseases: the experience of PROPULSE, Qu{\'e}bec, Canada.},
  author={Steeve Provencher and France Labr{\`e}che and L De Guire},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={272-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of implementing a physician based surveillance system of occupational respiratory diseases (PROPULSE) in Québec with regard to physician participation rate, characteristics of reported cases, and comparison with official statistics from the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB). METHODS All chest physicians and allergists in Québec were asked to report suspected new cases of occupational respiratory diseases, on a monthly basis, between October 1992 and… CONTINUE READING
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