Substantial underreporting of tuberculosis in West Greece: implications for local and national surveillance.

@article{Jelastopulu2009SubstantialUO,
  title={Substantial underreporting of tuberculosis in West Greece: implications for local and national surveillance.},
  author={Eleni Jelastopulu and Evangelos Alexopoulos and Danai Venieri and Georgios Tsiros and Georgia Komninou and T C Constantinidis and Konstantinos Chrysanthopoulos},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 11}
}
In order to estimate the reliability of the officially reported national tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates we performed a retrospective review of data collected in regional and national public health framework. TB notifications for the period 2000-2003 were obtained from two major hospitals and three relevant Public Health Departments (PHDs) in the region of West Greece, and subsequently compared with the data reported to the Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control (KEELPNO). During the four-year… CONTINUE READING
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