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...Expand abstract
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