Overdiagnosis of malaria in hospitalized patients in Namibia

Van Dillen, J.; De Jager, A. J.; DeJong, I.; Wendte, J. F.
July 2007
Tropical Doctor;Jul2007, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p185
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which evaluates auditing and the outcome of malaria management among patients in semi-rural hospitals in Onandjokwe District, Namibia. Among 176 files audited, 63 were confirmed as with confirmed malaria and 105 among them were malaria negative and the other eight could not be classified. The study has confirmed that the gathered data has overestimated the burden of malaria in Namibia.


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