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Free Content Operational response to malaria epidemics: are rapid diagnostic tests cost‐effective?

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Abstract:

Objective  To compare the cost‐effectiveness of malaria treatment based on presumptive diagnosis with that of malaria treatment based on rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).

Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; costo efectividad; cost‐effectiveness; coûts‐efficacité; epidemia; epidemic; malaria; presumptive treatment; rapid diagnostic test; test de diagnostic rapide; test diagnóstico rápido; traitement présomptif; tratamiento presuntivo; épidémique

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2006.01580.x

Affiliations: 1: Epicentre, Paris, France 2: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

Publication date: 2006-04-01

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