Feasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/267594
Title:
Feasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi.
Authors:
Coulborn, R M; Panunzi, I; Spijker, S; Brant, W E; Duran, L T; Kosack, C S; Murowa, M M
Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Abstract:
Malawi has one of the world's highest rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (10.6%), and southern Malawi, where Thyolo district is located, bears the highest burden in the country (14.5%). Tuberculosis, common among HIV-infected people, requires radiologic diagnosis, yet Malawi has no radiologists in public service. This hinders rapid and accurate diagnosis and increases morbidity and mortality.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, PO Box 219, Thyolo, Malawi. msfocb-blantyre-opr@brussels.msf.org
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/267594
DOI:
10.2471/BLT.11.099473
PubMed ID:
22984316
Language:
en
ISSN:
1564-0604
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dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, R Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorPanunzi, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpijker, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrant, W Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuran, L Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKosack, C Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurowa, M Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-30T00:54:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-30T00:54:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-01-
dc.identifier.citationFeasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi. 2012, 90 (9):705-11 Bull. World Health Organ.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1564-0604-
dc.identifier.pmid22984316-
dc.identifier.doi10.2471/BLT.11.099473-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/267594-
dc.description.abstractMalawi has one of the world's highest rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (10.6%), and southern Malawi, where Thyolo district is located, bears the highest burden in the country (14.5%). Tuberculosis, common among HIV-infected people, requires radiologic diagnosis, yet Malawi has no radiologists in public service. This hinders rapid and accurate diagnosis and increases morbidity and mortality.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Bulletin of the World Health Organizationen_GB
dc.titleFeasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, PO Box 219, Thyolo, Malawi. msfocb-blantyre-opr@brussels.msf.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of the World Health Organizationen_GB

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