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OBJECTIVE To make a rapid assessment of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the causes of cervical cancer and lack of screening among unscreened low-income Zambian women. METHODS We initiated a door-to-door community-based initiative, led by peer educators, to inform unscreened women about the existence of a new see-and-treat cervical cancer(More)
A consultant team's evaluation of a system for distributing and controlling medications in a large teaching hospital is described. Through interviews with key personnel from administration, pharmacy, nursing, and the medical staff, an interdisciplinary research group identified problems in the reliability and response times of the hospital's existing(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a new algorithm for the presumptive diagnosis of severe disease associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in children less than 18 months of age for the purpose of identifying children who require antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS A conditional probability model was constructed and non-virologic parameters in(More)
Determining targets in forest restoration is a complicated task that can be facilitated by cooperative partnerships. Too often restoration plans are implemented after adverse events that cause widespread tree mortality, such as drought or insect outbreaks, have occurred. Reactive management precludes the use of preemptive management techniques that can(More)
Recommendations of consultants for the implementation of a new medication system at a large teaching hospital are described. Based on a previous analysis of the hospital's existing drug distribution and control system that revealed problems in reliability and response time, an interdisciplinary consultant group offered 14 recommendations, which included(More)
The effects of consultant-recommended modifications in a hospital medication system on medication-error rates and response times were evaluated. Fourteen recommendations for improving the medication system in a large teaching hospital were implemented to varying extents over a period of 1.5 years. The response times and medication-error rates of the newly(More)
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