Using Underreporting Estimates to Mobilize the Development of Targeted, Proactive Food Safety Policy

Public health policy targeting populations at greatest risk can be used to significantly reduce the burden of foodborne disease. This study calculated incidence rates, disability adjusted life years, and quality adjusted life years estimates for salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis, adjusted for underreporting. Investigators then looked at how these measures of disease burden can contribute to the policy debate on the public health significance of foodborne disease. Targeting food safety activities through proactive public health policy and by using underreporting estimates of reported cases of foodborne illness may raise the issue of foodborne disease in the policy agenda.

Speaker / Author: 
Andrew Papadopoulos, PhD, MBA, CPHI
Month Year: 
July 2015
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