Presentation on theme: "Communicable Diseases: the Reporting Law & Incidence in Southeastern Kentucky Nurse Practitioner Meeting Jenny Wiley State Park August 6, 2005 Lyle B."— Presentation transcript:
Communicable Diseases: the Reporting Law & Incidence in Southeastern Kentucky Nurse Practitioner Meeting Jenny Wiley State Park August 6, 2005 Lyle B. Snider, Ph.D. Big Sandy Regional Public Health Epidemiologist
Who Submits the Communicable Disease Reports? Data on Reporting Agencies is VERY Difficult to Analyze – The Following Results Have a Large Margin of Error 1,320 Cases 67 Had NO Data Relating to Agency That Reported the Case There Were ~1,625 Reports of the Remaining 1,250+ Cases Because Some Cases Were Reported by 2 or 3 Agencies ~ 180 Agencies Reported Cases ~80 Agencies Reported Only 1 Case
6 Agencies Made Half of Reports ~60 Cases, (4% of Total) Were Submitted by Ambulatory Care Practices: Lexington Clinic, Louisville Community Health Centers, Pediatricians, etc.
Is County Reporting Rate Related to Size of Hospital or Metro/Non-Metro Status? 2000 Census County Metro/Non-Metro Status & 2002 Acute Care Hospitals Non-metro Metro
2004 KY Communicable Disease Case Reports per 100,000 Population by Largest Hospital in County and Metro (Urban)/Non-Metro (Rural)