Prereferral rectal artesunate for treatment of severe childhood malaria: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Tozan2010PrereferralRA,
  title={Prereferral rectal artesunate for treatment of severe childhood malaria: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Yesim Tozan and Eili Y. Klein and Sarah Darley and Rajashree Panicker and Ramanan Laxminarayan and Joel G. Breman},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376 9756},
  pages={1910-5}
}
BACKGROUND Severely ill patients with malaria with vomiting, prostration, and altered consciousness cannot be treated orally and need injections. In rural areas, access to health facilities that provide parenteral antimalarial treatment is poor. Safe and effective treatment of most severe malaria cases is delayed or not achieved. Rectal artesunate interrupts disease progression by rapidly reducing parasite density, but should be followed by further antimalarial treatment. We estimated the cost… CONTINUE READING
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