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Performance of health workers in the management of seriously sick children at a Kenyan tertiary hospital: before and after a training intervention.

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BACKGROUND: Implementation of WHO case management guidelines for serious common childhood illnesses remains a challenge in hospitals in low-income countries. The impact of locally adapted clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on the quality-of-care of patients in tertiary hospitals has rarely been evaluated. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted, in Kenyatta National Hospital, an uncontrolled before and after study with an attempt to explore intervention dose-effect relationships, as CPGs were dis...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0039964

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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University of Nairobi More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Pages:
Article: e39964
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:6deeb041-fc0a-49fd-bcbd-9600256c4ae4
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345653
Local pid:
pubs:345653

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