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Improved effectiveness of partner notification for patients with sexually transmitted infections: systematic review
Objective To examine the effectiveness of methods to improve partner notification by patient referral (index patient has responsibility for informing sex partners of their exposure to a sexuallyExpand
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Is the cultural context of MMR rejection a key to an effective public health discourse?
OBJECTIVES (1) To explore the social and cultural influences, and health beliefs associated with low uptake of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine). (2) To describe and explore the prevalence ofExpand
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The social shaping of childhood vaccination practice in rural and urban Gambia.
Improving childhood vaccination coverage is a key health policy objective in Africa, and as availability increases, it will depend on addressing issues of demand and timely schedule completion. ThisExpand
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Sex differences in the experience of testing positive for genital chlamydia infection: a qualitative study with implications for public health and for a national screening programme
Objectives: To explore men’s and women’s accounts of chlamydia testing, with a view to understanding sex differences in attitudes and in behaviours of public health importance. Methods:Expand
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The opportunities and challenges of pragmatic point-of-care randomised trials using routinely collected electronic records: evaluations of two exemplar trials.
BACKGROUND Pragmatic trials compare the effects of different decisions in usual clinical practice. OBJECTIVES To develop and evaluate methods to implement simple pragmatic trials using routinelyExpand
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Trends in sexually transmitted infections in general practice 1990-2000: population based study using data from the UK general practice research database
Abstract Objective To describe the contribution of primary care to the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections in the United Kingdom, 1990-2000, in the context of increasingExpand
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Who has sex with whom? Characteristics of heterosexual partnerships reported in a national probability survey and implications for STI risk.
BACKGROUND Sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk is determined both by partner numbers and partnership characteristics. Studies describing only recent partnership(s) overestimate long-termExpand
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Pragmatic randomised trials using routine electronic health records: putting them to the test
What to prescribe for a patient in general practice when the choice of treatments has a limited evidence base? Tjeerd-Pieter van Staa and colleagues argue that using electronic health records toExpand
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National survey of British public's views on use of identifiable medical data by the National Cancer Registry
Abstract Objectives To describe the views of the British public on the use of personal medical data by the National Cancer Registry without individual consent, and to assess the relative importanceExpand
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Determining the date of diagnosis – is it a simple matter? The impact of different approaches to dating diagnosis on estimates of delayed care for ovarian cancer in UK primary care
BackgroundStudies of cancer incidence and early management will increasingly draw on routine electronic patient records. However, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. We developed a generalisableExpand
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