Patient-Delivered Partner Treatment and Other Partner Management Strategies for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Used by New York City Healthcare Providers

@article{Rogers2007PatientDeliveredPT,
  title={Patient-Delivered Partner Treatment and Other Partner Management Strategies for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Used by New York City Healthcare Providers},
  author={M. Rogers and K. Opdyke and S. Blank and J. Schillinger},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={88-92}
}
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to measure frequency and predictors of patient-delivered partner treatment (PDPT) and the frequency of other partner management strategies among New York City healthcare providers (HCPs) as well as to determine whether use of PDPT detracts from other partner management strategies. Study Design: The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of New York City HCPs. Results: Frequent patient referral was reported by 93.6% (368 of 393) of healthcare… Expand
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