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Completeness of tuberculosis (TB) notification: inventory studies and capture-recapture analyses, six European Union countries, 2014 to 2016

Masja Straetemans, Mirjam I. Bakker, Sandra Alba, Christina Mergenthaler, Ente Rood, Peter H. Andersen, Henrieke Schimmel, Aleksandar Simunovic, Petra Svetina, Carlos Carvalho, Outi Lyytikäinen, Ibrahim Abubakar, Ross J. Harris, Csaba Ködmön, Marieke J. van der Werf, Rob van Hest

Progress towards the World Health Organization’s End TB Strategy is monitored by assessing tuberculosis (TB) incidence, often derived from TB notification, assuming complete case detection and reporting. This assumption is unlikely to hold in many settings, including European Union (EU) countries.