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Novel methodology to assess sputum smear microscopy quality in private laboratories

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Novel methodology to assess sputum smear microscopy quality in private laboratories
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-331
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Authors

Andrew J Codlin, Mona Javaid, Fahad Qazi, Mishal S Khan

Abstract

In South Asia, it is estimated that 80% of patients choose to attend a private facility for their healthcare needs. Although patients generally believe that the private-sector provides high quality services, private diagnostic laboratories are largely unregulated and little is known about the accuracy of results provided. This study assesses the accuracy of sputum smear microscopy for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis in private laboratories operating in Karachi, Pakistan. A novel evaluation methodology was designed in which patient-actors submitted sputum specimens spiked with cultured Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) for testing such that laboratories were not aware that they were being assessed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
India 1 2%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 23%
Student > Master 8 18%
Other 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2021.
All research outputs
#2,357,743
of 19,862,278 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#706
of 6,850 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,924
of 277,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#30
of 405 outputs
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