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Likely health outcomes for untreated acute febrile illness in the tropics in decision and economic models; a Delphi survey.

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BACKGROUND: Modelling is widely used to inform decisions about management of malaria and acute febrile illnesses. Most models depend on estimates of the probability that untreated patients with malaria or bacterial illnesses will progress to severe disease or death. However, data on these key parameters are lacking and assumptions are frequently made based on expert opinion. Widely diverse opinions can lead to conflicting outcomes in models they inform. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A Delphi survey w...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0017439

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
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Article: e17439
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:58e62d3c-f8e5-45c4-b7e7-8d6e960f3cbc
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124554
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pubs:124554

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