Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana

@inproceedings{Ansah2010RapidTF,
  title={Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana},
  author={Evelyn K Ansah and Solomon A. Narh-Bana and Michael Epokor and Samson Akanpigbiam and Alberta Amu Quartey and John O Gyapong and Christopher J M Whitty},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVE To test in West Africa the impact of rapid diagnostic tests on the prescription of antimalarials and antibiotics both where microscopy is used for the diagnosis of malaria and in clinical (peripheral) settings that rely on clinical diagnosis. DESIGN Randomised, controlled, open label clinical trial. SETTING Four clinics in the rural Dangme West district of southern Ghana, one in which microscopy is used for diagnosis of malaria ("microscopy setting") and three where microscopy is… CONTINUE READING

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