Reasons for underreporting of notifiable diseases by Syrian paediatricians
ResumenWe investigated reasons for underreporting of notifiable diseases among Syrian paediatricians. Self-administered questionnaires and self-addressed envelopes were sent to all paediatricians listed in the recent records of the Syrian Medical Association. Of 723 questionnaires, 55 were returned by the post office due to an incorrect address. Only 160 questionnaires [23.9%] were answered. Approximately 50% of paediatricians gave two reasons for underreporting: lack of reporting forms and ignorance of reporting telephone numbers. Nearly 70% indicated that the most important improvements would be the availability of easy reporting forms and a condensed and feasible list of notifiable diseases
Al Laham, H., Khoury, R. & Bashour, H. (2001). Reasons for underreporting of notifiable diseases by Syrian paediatricians. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119060
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (4-5), 590-596, 2001
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