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Pulse oximetry in low-income settings: a case study of Kenyan hospitals

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Pulse oximeters are low-cost, easy to use, and effective at detecting hypoxemia (low blood oxygen levels), a common complication of bronchiolitis, asthma, and pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide. However, pulse oximeters are often unavailable in lowincome settings, and if available, often underused, yet little research investigates why.

In this thesis, I examine pulse oximeter implementation in low-income settings, focusing on Kenyan hospitals as...

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Abigail J Enoch More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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