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Patient satisfaction and uptake of private-sector run malaria diagnosis clinics in a post-conflict district in Sri Lanka

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2014
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Title
Patient satisfaction and uptake of private-sector run malaria diagnosis clinics in a post-conflict district in Sri Lanka
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-641
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Authors

Deepika Fernando, Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Isabella Ackers, Rabindra Abeyasinghe, Pandu Wijeyaratne, Senaka Rajapakse

Abstract

With the incidence of malaria in Sri Lanka declining, intensive parasitological surveillance has been identified as a key strategy to achieve elimination by end 2014. Tropical and Environmental Diseases and Health Associates Private Limited (TEDHA) in collaboration with the Anti-Malaria Campaign established 43 malaria diagnostic laboratories (MDL) in four post-conflict districts of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. This study assesses the patterns of referral of patients with fever for malaria diagnosis by health care providers (HCPs) in four government hospitals in one of the districts of the Northern Province, and patient satisfaction with the laboratory services offered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Sri Lanka 1 2%
Unknown 49 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 15%
Librarian 7 13%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Lecturer 5 10%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 9 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 33%
Social Sciences 9 17%
Computer Science 4 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 10 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 24 June 2014.
All research outputs
#7,062,976
of 11,341,899 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,750
of 7,740 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,887
of 185,138 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#225
of 296 outputs
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