Completeness of tuberculosis case notifications in Germany in 2013–2017: first results of an inventory study

Teresa Domaszewska, Basel Karo, Ute Preuss, Christian Kollan, , , Bonita Brodhun, Barbara Hauer, Doris Altmann, Lena Fiebig, Walter Haas & Nita Perumal
Abstract Background Evaluating the completeness of tuberculosis (TB) notification data is important for monitoring of TB surveillance systems. We conducted an inventory study to calculate TB underreporting in Germany in 2013–2017. Methods Acquisition of two pseudonymized case-based data sources (national TB notification data and antibiotic resistance surveillance data) was followed by two-source Capture-recapture (CRC) analysis, as case-based data from a third source was unavailable. Aggregated data on consumption of a key anti-TB drug (pyrazinamide [PZA])...
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