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A comparison of patients’ local conceptions of illness and medicines in the context of C-reactive protein biomarker testing in Chiang Rai and Yangon

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Antibiotic resistance is not solely a medical but also a social problem, influenced partly by patients’ treatment-seeking behavior and their conceptions of illness and medicines. Situated within the context of a clinical trial of C-reactive protein (CRP) biomarker testing to reduce antibiotic over-prescription at the primary care level, our study explores and compares the narratives of 58 fever patients in Chiang Rai (Thailand) and Yangon (Myanmar). Our objectives are to (1) compare local con...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.4269/ajtmh.17-0906

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Khine Zaw, Y More by this author
Charoenboon, N More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0002-5849-7131
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Khine Zaw, Y
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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
98
Issue:
6
Pages:
1661 - 1670
Publication date:
2018-04-09
Acceptance date:
2018-01-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Pubs id:
pubs:820801
URN:
uri:1e6c30c8-ce22-4915-adcc-d8092af70f29
UUID:
uuid:1e6c30c8-ce22-4915-adcc-d8092af70f29
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pubs:820801

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