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Treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses and its implications for malaria control and elimination in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos): a mixed method study

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Background How people respond to febrile illness is critical to malaria prevention, control, and ultimately elimination. This article explores factors affecting treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses in a remote area of Lao PDR.

Methods Household heads or their representatives (n = 281) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. A total of twelve focus group discussions (FGDs) each with eight to ten participants were conducted in ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12913-019-4070-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8981-3910
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Health Services Research Journal website
Volume:
19
Pages:
Article: 252
Publication date:
2019-04-24
Acceptance date:
2019-04-08
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ISSN:
1472-6963
Pubs id:
pubs:995458
URN:
uri:99fb5a49-d692-480f-a829-cd96d8cc1a8c
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uuid:99fb5a49-d692-480f-a829-cd96d8cc1a8c
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pubs:995458

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