Correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine for management of uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania: do facility and patient characteristics matter?

@inproceedings{Masanja2013CorrectDO,
  title={Correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine for management of uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania: do facility and patient characteristics matter?},
  author={Irene M. Masanja and Majige Selemani and Rashid Ali Khatib and Baraka Amuri and Irene Kuepfer and Dan K. Kajungu and Don de Savigny and Stephen Patrick Kachur and Jacek Skarbinski},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2013}
}
Use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), such as artemether-lumefantrine (AL), requires a strict dosing schedule that follows the drugs’ pharmacokinetic properties. The quality of malaria case management was assessed in two areas in rural Tanzania, to ascertain patient characteristics and facility-specific factors that influence correct dosing of AL for management of uncomplicated malaria. Exit interviews were conducted with patients attending health facilities for initial illness… CONTINUE READING
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