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Why don't health workers prescribe ACT? A qualitative study of factors affecting the prescription of artemether-lumefantrine.

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BACKGROUND: Kenya recently changed its antimalarial drug policy to a specific artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), artemether-lumefantrine (AL). New national guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention were developed and disseminated to health workers together with in-service training. METHODS: Between January and March 2007, 36 in-depth interviews were conducted in five rural districts with health workers who attended in-service training and were non-adherent to the new gu...

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10.1186/1475-2875-7-29

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Malaria journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
29
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
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uuid:3cb157dc-82b3-442f-ba21-ba6aa7ae85c7
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40663
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pubs:40663

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