Infectious Disease Notification Practices in Victoria, 2016-17.
Cassidy K Nelson, Lucinda J Franklin, Katherine B Gibney
Communicable Diseases Intelligence | Published : 2019
Introduction: Infectious disease surveillance in Victoria, Australia is based upon a legislated requirement for doctors and laboratories to notify suspected or diagnosed cases of specific conditions to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The department undertakes regular audits of notification practices in Victoria typically every two years. The objective of this particular audit was to describe notification practices in 2016 and 2017, assess the effect of enhanced surveillance programs (ESPs) on Indigenous status data completeness and provide a baseline assessment that can be used to monitor the impact of a recent legislative change to notification requirements for several o..View full abstract