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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

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10.1186/1475-2875-8-66

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Funding agency for:
Snow, R
Grant:
079080
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malar J Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Article number:
66
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Source identifiers:
41189

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