The applications of capture‐recapture models to epidemiological data

  title={The applications of capture‐recapture models to epidemiological data},
  author={Anne Chao and P. K. Tsay and Sheng-Hsiang Lin and Wen-Yi Shau and Day-Yu Chao},
  journal={Statistics in Medicine},
Capture‐recapture methodology, originally developed for estimating demographic parameters of animal populations, has been applied to human populations. This tutorial reviews various closed capture‐recapture models which are applicable to ascertainment data for estimating the size of a target population based on several incomplete lists of individuals. Most epidemiological approaches merging different lists and eliminating duplicate cases are likely to be biased downwards. That is, the final… 

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