Propensity score weighting for addressing under-reporting in mortality surveillance: a proof-of-concept study using the nationally representative mortality data in China

@inproceedings{Guo2015PropensitySW,
  title={Propensity score weighting for addressing under-reporting in mortality surveillance: a proof-of-concept study using the nationally representative mortality data in China},
  author={Kang Guo and Peng Yin and Lijun Wang and Yibing Ji and Qingfeng Li and David Bishai and Shiwei Liu and Yunning Liu and Thomas Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng and Jinling You and Jiangmei Liu and Maigeng Zhou},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND National mortality data are obtained routinely by the Disease Surveillance Points system (DSPs) in China and under-reporting is a big challenge in mortality surveillance. METHODS We carried out an under-reporting field survey in all 161 DSP sites to collect death cases during 2009-2011, using a multi-stage stratified sampling. To identify under-reporting, death data were matched between field survey system and the routine online surveillance system by an automatic computer checking… CONTINUE READING