Features of hospital discharge records (HDRs) with the 124 code (for trichinellosis) downloaded from the Italian Ministry of Health website for the period 2005–2016.
|HDR features||No. (%)|
|Records with the 124 code erroneously reported due to:||72 (70.6)|
|– Typing errors||43 (42.1)|
|– Use of a new HDR code for the hospital readmission of trichinellosis cases at follow-up||8 (7.8)|
|– Inadequate diagnostic toolsa||5 (4.9)|
|– Presence of only eosinophilia||5 (4.9)|
|– Absence of clarity between the genus name Trichuris and Trichinella||4 (3.9)|
|– Serum sample(s) tested by unreliable commercial kit||4 (3.9)|
|– Absence of clarity between trichilemmoma and trichinellosis||2 (1.9)|
|– Absence of clarity between trichiasis and trichinosis||1 (0.9)|
|Records correctly reporting the 124 code||30 (29.4)|
|Total records||102 (100)|
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