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Table 6 Survey results regarding notification and use of MSIS data for Legionnaires’ disease, Norway, 2018

From: Evaluation of the national surveillance of Legionnaires' disease in Norway, 2008-2017

NotificationAnswer categoriesn%95% CI
Upon suspicion of LD, an immediate report to the MMD or NIPH should be done immediately. Do you have a routine for who does this and how?Yes316651;79
Don’t know6135;26
What is your routine (n = 37)We report to the MMD where the patient lives92412;41
We report to NIPH directly and do not contact the MMD000;9
We report to both the MMD and NIPH133520;53
We notify to MSIS4113;25
Don’t know5145;29
Other (free text)6166;32
Do you find it easy to report the MMD or NIPH about a new case of LD?Yes234934;64
Don’t know214530;60
Who notifies cases of LD to MSIS (submits the form)? Choose all that apply.The responsible doctor418774;95
The laboratory183825;54
Don’t know241;15
Other (free text)5114;23
NIPH has published MSIS notification criteria for LD. Do you find these criteria clear?Yes316651;79
Don’t know163421;49
Use of MSIS data
Do you find LD incidence data from MSIS useful?Yes398369;92
Don’t know7156;28
Do you find LD incidence data from MSIS easy to access?Yes245131;66
Don’t know163421;49
Which sources of data do you use to find incidence of LD? Choose all that applyNIPH Infection Control Guidelines122614;40
Annual reports from NIPH6135;26
Don’t know8178;31
Other, please specify (free text)6135;26
  1. Answers (n = 47) regarding notification and immediate reporting upon suspicion of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) and use of MSIS data from a survey to doctors at Norwegian hospitals that had notified at least one case with LD in the period 2013 to 2017