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Diagnosing risk factors alongside mass drug administration using serial diagnostic tests—which test first?

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Background When tests are used in series to determine individual risk factors and infection status in a mass drug administration (MDA), the diagnostics, test order and subsequent treatment decisions (the testing algorithm) affect population-level treatment coverage and cost, but there is no existing framework for evaluating which algorithm optimizes any given outcome. Methods We present a mathematical tool (with spreadsheet implementation) to analyse the effect of test ordering, illustrated...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/trstmh/try062

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Nuffield Department of Medicine; Big Data Institute
ORCID:
0000-0001-5962-4238
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
112
Issue:
7
Pages:
342–348
Publication date:
2018-07-18
Acceptance date:
2018-07-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Pubs id:
pubs:883059
URN:
uri:a704c8f8-47c8-4872-b194-8b42f1079591
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uuid:a704c8f8-47c8-4872-b194-8b42f1079591
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pubs:883059

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