Diagnosis of genital chlamydia in primary care: an explanation of reasons for variation in chlamydia testing.

@article{McNulty2004DiagnosisOG,
  title={Diagnosis of genital chlamydia in primary care: an explanation of reasons for variation in chlamydia testing.},
  author={Cliodna McNulty and Elaine Freeman and Jo Bowen and Julia Shefras and Kevin A. Fenton},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={207-11}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore the reasons for the 40-fold variation in diagnostic testing for genital Chlamydia trachomatis by general practices. METHODS A qualitative study with focus groups. We randomly selected urban and rural high and low testing practices served by Bristol, Hereford, and Gloucester microbiology laboratories. Open questions were asked about the investigation of C trachomatis in men and women in different clinical contexts. RESULTS The high and low testing practices did not… CONTINUE READING

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