Predictors of antibiotics co-prescription with antimalarials for patients presenting with fever in rural Tanzania

@inproceedings{Njozi2013PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of antibiotics co-prescription with antimalarials for patients presenting with fever in rural Tanzania},
  author={Mustafa H Njozi and Mbaraka Amuri and Majige Selemani and Irene M. Masanja and Brown Kigahe and Rashid A. Khatib and Dan K. Kajungu and Salim Abdula and Alexander N. O. Dodoo},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Successful implementation of malaria treatment policy depends on the prescription practices for patients with malaria. This paper describes prescription patterns and assesses factors associated with co-prescription of antibiotics and artemether-lumefantrine (AL) for patients presenting with fever in rural Tanzania. METHOD From June 2009 to September 2011, a cohort event monitoring program was conducted among all patients treated at 8 selected health facilities in Ifakara and Rufiji… CONTINUE READING
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