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The cost-effectiveness of parasitologic diagnosis for malaria-suspected patients in an era of combination therapy.

Abstract:

The introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy in sub-Saharan Africa has prompted calls for increased use of parasitologic diagnosis for malaria. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in comparison to microscopy in guiding treatment of non-severe febrile illness at varying levels of malaria endemicity using data on test accuracy and costs collected as part of a Tanzanian trial. If prescribers complied with current guidelines, microscopy would give ris...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Reyburn, H More by this author
Mbakilwa, H More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
77
Issue:
6 Suppl
Pages:
128-132
Publication date:
2007-12-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:792c3920-51eb-49df-85f1-db757e347171
Source identifiers:
133588
Local pid:
pubs:133588

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