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Application of the characteristic function to evaluate and compare analytical variability in an external quality assessment scheme for serum ethanol.

analysis Abstract: BACKGROUND: As a cornerstone of quality management in the laboratory, External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes are used to assess laboratory and analytical method performance. The ...

External Quality Assessment for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in Urine Using Molecular Techniques in Belgium.

low concentration samples and the incapacity of several methods to detect the Swedish variant of C. trachomatis. The reassuring point was that the overall proficiency of the Belgian laboratories tended ...

Multi locus variable-number tandem repeat (MLVA) typing tools improved the surveillance of Salmonella enteritidis: a 6 years retrospective study.

MLVA improves public health surveillance of S. Enteritidis. However, MLVA should be complemented with other subtyping methods when investigating outbreaks is caused by the most common MLVA  profile. ...

Landscape and regional environmental analysis of the spatial distribution of hantavirus human cases in europe.

environmental variables. METHODS: The influence of variables at the landscape and regional level is studied through multilevel logistic regression, and further information on their effects across the different European ...

Does exposure type impact differentially over time on the development of mental health disturbances after a technological disaster?

disaster in comparison with data obtained from previous health surveys among the population of the same province. METHODS: Surveys were conducted 5 months (T1) and 14 months (T2) after the disaster. ...

Degree of exposure and peritraumatic dissociation as determinants of PTSD symptoms in the aftermath of the Ghislenghien gas explosion.

burn injuries. METHODS: In the framework of a large health survey of people potentially involved in the disaster, data were collected from 3,448 households, of which 7,148 persons aged 15 years and older, at ...

The global activity limitation indicator and self-rated health: two complementary predictors of mortality.

METHODS: We linked the 2001 Belgian Health Interview Survey with mortality and migration registers 2001-2010. The baseline sample included 8,583 individuals aged 15 years and older. Poisson regression models ...

Public Health Triangulation to inform decision-making in Belgium.

three-step public health triangulation method described in this paper and data from four different data sources: a national reimbursement database, an electronic patient record-based general practitioner ...

Does the Belgian diabetes type 2 care trajectory improve quality of care for diabetes patients?

general practitioners GP Group HbA1c health Health information implementation improve Improvement INFORMATION Institute IS journal Laboratories longitudinal management method methods MODEL Monitoring ...

Contribution of chronic diseases to the mild and severe disability burden in Belgium.

different severity levels. In this study, the contribution of chronic diseases to both mild and severe disability burden in Belgium was investigated. METHODS: Data on 21 chronic diseases and disability from ...

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