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Added value of bleach sedimentation microscopy for diagnosis of tuberculosis: a cost-effectiveness study.

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SETTING: Bleach sedimentation is a method used to increase the diagnostic yield of sputum microscopy for countries with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and limited resources. OBJECTIVES: To compare the relative cost-effectiveness of different microscopy approaches in diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in Kenya. METHODS: An analytical decision tree model including cost and effectiveness measures of 10 combinations of direct (D) and overnight bleach (B) sedimentation...

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Tajahmady, A More by this author
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Journal:
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume:
14
Issue:
5
Pages:
571-577
Publication date:
2010-05-05
EISSN:
1815-7920
ISSN:
1027-3719
URN:
uuid:6005626c-f27f-40f7-85fd-ac892db95947
Source identifiers:
67847
Local pid:
pubs:67847

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