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Continuous morbidity registration sentinel stations the Netherlands 1985.

NIVEL. Continuous morbidity registration sentinel stations the Netherlands 1985. Utrecht: NIVEL
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Continuous Morbidity Registration is a method of registration based on genera! practice. A national network of genera! practices, the sentinel stations, covers 1% of the Dutch population. In the compo­sition of this network allowance has been made for a geographical spread over regions with a varying degree of urbanization. The participating general practitioners, the spotter physicians, submit a form every week on which certain illnesses, occurrences and actions are reported, the weekly return. This weekly return comprises a distribution by age and where necessary a distribution by sex.

Every two years a census takes place of the practica populations concerned. In this way the population to which the collected data must be related is known. n the whole frequencies are calculated according to age group per 10.000 men of women. Every year the topics which are to be placed on the weekly return are selected by the Counselling Committee, Requests or suggestions from others are also taken into consideration.