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Improved diagnostic testing and malaria treatment practices in Zambia.

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CONTEXT: Improving the accuracy of malaria diagnosis with rapid antigen-detection diagnostic tests (RDTs) has been proposed as an approach for reducing overtreatment of malaria in the current era of widespread implementation of artemisinin-based combination therapy in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between use of microscopy and RDT and the prescription of antimalarials. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional, cluster sample survey, carried out between Mar...

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10.1001/jama.297.20.2227

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
JAMA
Volume:
297
Issue:
20
Pages:
2227-2231
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
URN:
uuid:a5641b9b-886a-4296-ac93-bc0762b6d081
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40406
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pubs:40406

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