Linking the global positioning system (GPS) to a personal digital assistant (PDA) to support tuberculosis control in South Africa: a pilot study

@article{Dwolatzky2006LinkingTG,
  title={Linking the global positioning system (GPS) to a personal digital assistant (PDA) to support tuberculosis control in South Africa: a pilot study},
  author={Barry Dwolatzky and Estelle. Trengove and Helen E Struthers and James A McIntyre and Neil Alexander Martinson},
  journal={International Journal of Health Geographics},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={34 - 34}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading clinical manifestation of HIV infection and caseloads continue to increase in high HIV prevalence settings. TB treatment is prolonged and treatment interruption has serious individual and public health consequences. We assessed the feasibility of using a handheld computing device programmed with customised software and linked to a GPS receiver, to assist TB control programmes to trace patients who interrupt treatment in areas without useful street… CONTINUE READING

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