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Introducing new point-of-care tests for common infections in publicly funded clinics in South Africa: a qualitative study with primary care clinicians

Abstract:

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are routinely prescribed empirically in the resource-poor settings for suspected acute common infections, which drive antimicrobial resistance. Point-of-care testing (POCT) might increase the appropriateness of decisions about whether and which antibiotic to prescribe, but implementation will be most effective if clinician’s perspectives are taken into account.

Objectives To explore the perceptions of South African primary care clinicians ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029260

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4470-1151
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
11
Article number:
e029260
Publication date:
2019-11-25
Acceptance date:
2019-11-07
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2044-6055
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pubs:1071495
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uuid:e7196270-1404-47e8-a964-29adce2707a4
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pubs:1071495
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1071495
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2019-11-13

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