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Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change.

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BACKGROUND: In Uganda, like in many other countries traditionally viewed as harbouring very high malaria transmission, the norm has been to recommend that febrile episodes are diagnosed as malaria. In this study, the policy implications of such recommendations are revisited. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken at outpatient departments of all health facilities in four Ugandan districts. The routine diagnostic practices were assessed for all patients during exit interviews and a ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1186/1475-2875-8-66

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Nankabirwa, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Rwakimari, JB More by this author
Counihan, H More by this author
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Funding agency for:
Snow, RW
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malar J Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: 66
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:c59edcff-f3ec-4754-9a72-50edae889d9a
Source identifiers:
41189
Local pid:
pubs:41189

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