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C-reactive protein point of care testing in the management of acute respiratory infections in the Vietnamese primary healthcare setting - a cost benefit analysis

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Aim

We assess the cost-benefit implications of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in reducing antibiotic prescription for acute respiratory infection in Viet Nam by comparing the incremental costs of CRP testing with the economic costs of antimicrobial resistance averted due to lower antibiotic prescribing.

Findings

Patients in the CRP group and the controls incurred similar costs in managing their illness, excluding the costs of the quantitative CRP tests, provided...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13756-018-0414-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
ORCID:
0000-0002-0237-1070
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
119
Publication date:
2018-10-04
Acceptance date:
2018-09-26
DOI:
EISSN:
2047-2994
ISSN:
2047-2994
Pubs id:
pubs:929697
URN:
uri:6d787f58-2c31-4df9-9456-9521fd5f6782
UUID:
uuid:6d787f58-2c31-4df9-9456-9521fd5f6782
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pubs:929697

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