Estimating the mortality rate of hepatitis C using multiple data sources

C. WU, H.-G. CHANG, L.-A. McNUTT, P. F. SMITH
2005 Epidemiology and Infection  
The New York State hospital discharge database and the multiple cause-of-death file were used to estimate the mortality rate of hepatitis C in New York State excluding New York City in 1997. The mortality rate with hepatitis C was severely underestimated when each data source was used alone. Applying the capture-recapture method using the hospital discharge database and the multiple cause-of-death file appears to be an efficient method to estimate the mortality rate with hepatitis C.
doi:10.1017/s0950268804003103 pmid:15724719 fatcat:sy3urgbjbrha7akgkotic5xe5e