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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Behets, F. M. T.,; Brathwaite, Alfred R.; Bennett, L.; Douglas, Ken G.; Dallabetta, G. A.; Figueroa, J. Peter
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
The decentralization of syphilis screening for improved care in Jamaican public clinics: Collaborative Working Group on Decentralization Syphilis Screening.
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American Journal of Public Health
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Date of Publication
1997
Volume ID
87
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
87
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Abstract
Examines the decentralization of syphilis screening for improved care in Jamaican public clinics. Of 2001 samples evaluated, 1933 (96.6 percent) had been correctly reported at the peripheral sites. Of 129 syphilis seroreactors detected at the peripheral sites, 88 (68 percent) were treated the same day and 21 (16 percent) more within 3 days after testing. Syphilis seroreactors were accurately detected and quickly treated at the peripheral sites....
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