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Economic considerations for moving beyond the Kato-Katz technique for diagnosing intestinal parasites as we move towards elimination

Abstract:

While the need for more sensitive diagnostics for intestinal helminths is well known, the cost of developing and implementing new tests is considered relatively high compared to the Kato-Katz technique. Here, we review the reported costs of performing the Kato-Katz technique. We also outline several economic arguments we believe highlight the need for further investment in alternative diagnostics, and considerations that should be made when comparing their costs. In our opinion, we highlight ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Turner, H
Grant:
089276/B/09/7
Publisher:
Cell Press
Journal:
Trends in Parasitology More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
6
Pages:
435–443
Publication date:
2017-02-07
Acceptance date:
2017-01-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
Pubs id:
pubs:678922
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uuid:e79a6d38-7392-414f-8232-17e5d50cf492
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pubs:678922
Source identifiers:
678922
Deposit date:
2017-02-09

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