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Modeling the financial and clinical implications of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the case-management of older children and adults in Kenya.

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Using data on clinical practices for outpatients 5 years and older, test accuracy, and malaria prevalence, we model financial and clinical implications of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) under the new artemether-lumefantrine (AL) treatment policy in one high and one low malaria prevalence district in Kenya. In the high transmission district, RDTs as actually used would improve malaria treatment (61% less over-treatment but 8% more under-treatment) and lower costs (21% less). Nonetheless...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
78
Issue:
6
Pages:
884-891
Publication date:
2008-06-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:40770
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uuid:6b47c4f8-a7ba-4457-88b9-b4cb0cbf34c0
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pubs:40770
Source identifiers:
40770
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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