Automatic Electronic Laboratory-Based Reporting of Notifiable Infectious Diseases
Anil A. Panackal*, Fu-Chiang Tsui‡, Joan McMahon§, Michael M. Wagner‡, Bruce W. Dixon§, Juan Zubieta*, Maureen Phelan*, Sara Mirza*, Juliette Morgan*, Daniel B. Jernigan*, A. William Pasculle‡, James T. Rankin†, Rana A. Hajjeh*, Lee H. Harrison‡
, and Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA; ‡University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; §Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;
Figure 2. Capture-recapture methodology (11). C=number of reports received through both electronic laboratory-based reporting and conventional paper-based reporting. n1=number of reports received through conventional paper-based reporting system only. n2=number of reports received through electronic laboratory-based reporting only. X= estimated number of reports missed by both electronic laboratory-based reporting and conventional paper-based reporting system. R=number of reports received through conventional paper-based reporting system. S=number of reports received through electronic laboratory-based reporting. N=estimated total number of reports available by the Chandra Sekar-Deming capture-recapture calculation.
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