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Does the consent of the patients have a role to play in formulating a treatment policy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18302874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Zambia recently changed its treatment policy for malaria from the failing chloroquine to the more effective artemisinin combination therapy (ACT). A study was conducted to find out if the community accepted the new treatment policy, as a prediction of its success. Following high levels of acceptability, it was not surprising to see high levels of compliance and subsequent reduction in cases of severe malaria and deaths.
Authors:
M Kango; K S Baboo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-27     Completed Date:  2008-05-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ministry of Health-Zambia, PO Box 32144, Lusaka, Zambia. mkango@nmcc.org.zm
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antimalarials / therapeutic use*
Artemisinins / therapeutic use*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Drug Combinations
Ethanolamines / therapeutic use*
Female
Fluorenes / therapeutic use*
Health Policy
Humans
Malaria / drug therapy*
Male
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Patient Compliance
Zambia
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 0/Artemisinins; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Ethanolamines; 0/Fluorenes; 0/artemether-lumefantrine combination

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