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By Frances Wensley Medical student with a MSc & PhD in epidemiology. Interests include anaesthetics, paediatrics, emergency, sports & extreme or wilderness medicine.
Greg P Marconi, Todd Chang, Phung K Pham, Daniel N Grajower, Alan L Nager
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to compare traditional nurse triage (TNT) in a pediatric emergency department (PED) with physician telepresence (PTP). METHODS: This is a prospective 2 × 2 crossover study with random assignment using a sample of walk-in patients seeking care in a PED at a large, tertiary care children's hospital, from May 2012 to January 2013. Outcomes of triage times, documentation errors, triage scores, and survey responses were compared between TNT and PTP...
April 2014: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Junko Yasuoka, Masamine Jimba, Richard Levins
BACKGROUND: Despite continuous efforts and recent rapid expansion in the financing and implementation of malaria control interventions, malaria still remains one of the most devastating global health issues. Even in countries that have been successful in reducing the incidence of malaria, malaria control is becoming more challenging because of the changing epidemiology of malaria and waning community participation in control interventions. In order to improve the effectiveness of interventions and to promote community understanding of the necessity of continued control efforts, there is an urgent need to develop new methodologies that examine the mechanisms by which community-based malaria interventions could reduce local malaria incidence...
April 9, 2014: Malaria Journal
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