A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics

@article{Blaya2007AWL,
  title={A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics},
  author={Joaquin A. Blaya and Sonya S. Shin and Martin J. A. Yagui and Gloria Yale and Carmen Z. Suarez and Luis Asencios and Peter Cegielski and Hamish S. F. Fraser},
  journal={BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={33 - 33}
}
BackgroundMulti-drug resistant tuberculosis patients in resource-poor settings experience large delays in starting appropriate treatment and may not be monitored appropriately due to an overburdened laboratory system, delays in communication of results, and missing or error-prone laboratory data. The objective of this paper is to describe an electronic laboratory information system implemented to alleviate these problems and its expanding use by the Peruvian public sector, as well as examine… 

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