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Malaria misdiagnosis: effects on the poor and vulnerable

Amexo, M., Tolhurst, Rachel, Barnish, Guy and Bates, Imelda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0862-8199 (2004) 'Malaria misdiagnosis: effects on the poor and vulnerable'. Lancet, Vol 364, Issue 9448, pp. 1896-1898.

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Abstract

Effective and affordable treatment is recommended for all cases of malaria within 24 h of the onset of illness. Most cases of "malaria" (ie, fever) are self-diagnosed and most treatments, and deaths, occur at home. The most ethical and cost-effective policy is to ensure that newer drug combinations are only used for true cases of malaria. Although it is cost effective to improve the accuracy of malaria diagnosis, simple, accurate, and inexpensive methods are not widely available, particularly in poor communities where they are most needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pneumonia services children overlap burden ghana cost care pay
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 141 General works
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > International Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17446-1
Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 12:11
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2192

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