Undetected burden of tuberculosis in a low-prevalence area.

  title={Undetected burden of tuberculosis in a low-prevalence area.},
  author={Iacopo Baussano and Massimiliano Bugiani and Dar{\'i}o Gregori and Rob van Hest and Alberto Borraccino and Roberto Raso and Franco Merletti},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={10 4},
SETTING Under-ascertainment and under-reporting of tuberculosis (TB) hampers surveillance and control. Case detection is improved by record linkage of case registers and under-reporting can be estimated by capture-recapture (CR) analysis. OBJECTIVES To assess the completeness of the TB registration systems and estimation of TB incidence and under-reporting in the Piedmont Region of Italy in 2001. METHODS Record linkage of the 'physician notification system', the TB laboratory register and… CONTINUE READING

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