A re-evaluation of immunisation coverage estimates from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

Author: Hull- B P & McIntyre- P B
Tags: ICT

Abstract

Immunisation coverage reporting using data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register is likely to underestimate immunisation uptake. Since 1997- several initiatives have been introduced to improve both immunisation uptake and notification of immunisation encounters. These initiatives seemed likely to have changed previous coverage estimates. Re-calculation of immunisation coverage estimates for the previously reported cohorts was undertaken. This used current Australian Childhood Immunisation Register data--especially the immunisation history form and the impact of catch-up immunisations--to evaluate delayed reporting. Previous coverage estimates published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence were shown to be at least 2% to 4% below estimates based on data now held by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register- with greater differences observed in particular jurisdictions.

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Type Journal article
Language English
Country Australia
PubMed URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10943030
Journal Communicable diseases intelligence
Volume 24
Year 2000
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