Published in Managed Care Law Weekly, March 5th, 2006
In a recent report published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, researchers in Australia conducted a study to "assess whether issuing information alerts increased the proportion of pertussis cases notified within the 21-day infectious period during a pertussis outbreak in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in 2003.
"The study included all persons resident in the ACT for whom a notification of pertussis was received with onset of disease between March 1 and December 31, 2003. Cases notified within 21 days of onset were called 'early...
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