Inclusion of laboratory test results in the surveillance of infectious diseases.
We studied certain indicators of the speed with which infectious diseases were notified and epidemiological case records carried out by public health workers for notifications with and without inclusion of laboratory test results.
The notification records for brucellosis, dysentery, typhoid fever, viral hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, and pulmonary tuberculosis in the province of Barcelona between 1985 and 1986 have been reviewed.
For each disease notified the time lapse between the onset of symptoms and notification (Delay 1), between notification and implementation of the epidemiological investigation (Delay 2), and the sum of both time lapses (Delay 3) were calculated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Epidémiologie, Surveillance, Délai, Examen laboratoire, Méthodologie, Homme, Déclaration obligatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Epidemiology, Supervision, Time lag, Laboratory investigations, Methodology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0463240
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.