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Diagnosis and treatment of malaria by health care providers: Findings from a post conflict district in Sri Lanka

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This study determines whether 72 health care providers in a previously conflict-affected district in Sri Lanka adhere to the recommendations of the Anti Malaria Campaign with regard to diagnosis, prescribing antimalarials and reporting of a positive case. All patients suspected of clinically having malaria are being referred for laboratory confirmation, indicating that presumptive treatment is not practiced. The knowledge amongst health care providers regarding accurate management and reporti...

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10.1016/j.inhe.2012.03.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
International Health More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
148-150
Publication date:
2012-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1876-3405
ISSN:
1876-3413
Language:
English
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pubs:335203
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uuid:fe2409eb-b111-41cf-86a7-f1548b570f2c
Local pid:
pubs:335203
Source identifiers:
335203
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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