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The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: A cluster randomised trial

Abstract:

Health workers' malaria case-management practices often differ from national guidelines. We assessed whether text-message reminders sent to health workers' mobile phones could improve and maintain their adherence to treatment guidelines for outpatient paediatric malaria in Kenya. From March 6, 2009, to May 31, 2010, we did a cluster-randomised controlled trial at 107 rural health facilities in 11 districts in coastal and western Kenya. With a computer-generated sequence, health facilities wer...

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Journal:
The Lancet
Volume:
378
Issue:
9793
Pages:
795-803
Publication date:
2011-08-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:04ecb083-ea2f-43fb-93f0-1e678148d680
Source identifiers:
179647
Local pid:
pubs:179647
Language:
English

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