Minimising human error in malaria rapid diagnosis: clarity of written instructions and health worker performance.

@article{Rennie2007MinimisingHE,
  title={Minimising human error in malaria rapid diagnosis: clarity of written instructions and health worker performance.},
  author={Waverly A Rennie and Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh and Socorro P. Lupisan and Viengsay Vanisaveth and Bouasy Hongvanthong and Samalane Phompida and Portia Parian Alday and Mila Fulache and Richard Lumagui and Pernille Jorgensen and David Bell and Steven A Harvey},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={9-18}
}
The usefulness of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in malaria case management depends on the accuracy of the diagnoses they provide. Despite their apparent simplicity, previous studies indicate that RDT accuracy is highly user-dependent. As malaria RDTs will frequently be used in remote areas with little supervision or support, minimising mistakes is crucial. This paper describes the development of new instructions (job aids) to improve health worker performance, based on observations of common… CONTINUE READING

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