Evaluation of risk score algorithms for detection of chlamydial and gonococcal infections in an emergency department setting.

@article{AlTayyib2008EvaluationOR,
  title={Evaluation of risk score algorithms for detection of chlamydial and gonococcal infections in an emergency department setting.},
  author={Alia A Al-Tayyib and William C. Miller and Susan M. Rogers and Peter A. Leone and Dionne C Gesink Law and Carol Ann Ford and Richard Rothman},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={126-35}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop and evaluate screening algorithms to predict current chlamydial and gonococcal infections in emergency department (ED) settings and assess their performance. METHODS Between 2002 and 2005, adult patients aged 18 to 35 years attending an urban ED were screened for Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and completed a brief demographic and behavioral questionnaire. Using multiple unconditional logistic regressions, the authors developed four separate… CONTINUE READING

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