Using Mobile Phones to Ensure that Referred Tuberculosis Patients Reach Their Treatment Facilities: A Call that Makes a Difference

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618998
Title:
Using Mobile Phones to Ensure that Referred Tuberculosis Patients Reach Their Treatment Facilities: A Call that Makes a Difference
Authors:
Choun, K; Achanta, S; Naik, B; Tripathy, J; Thai, S; Lorent, N; Khun, K; van Griensven, J; Kumar, A; Zachariah, R
Journal:
BMC Health Services Research
Abstract:
Over the last decade, the availability and use of mobile phones have grown exponentially globally and in Cambodia. In the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope(SHCH) in Cambodia about half of all tuberculosis patients referred out to peripheral health facilities for TB treatment initiation or continuation were lost to contact after referral ranging from 19 to 69% between 2008 and 2013. To address this, we implemented a mobile phone-based patient tracking intervention. Here, we report the number and proportion of referred TB patients who could be contacted through a mobile phone and retained in care after the introduction of mobile phone tracking.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
22-Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618998
DOI:
10.1186/s12913-017-2511-x
PubMed ID:
28830542
Submitted date:
2017-08-28
Language:
en
ISSN:
1472-6963
Appears in Collections:
Operational Research Courses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChoun, Ken
dc.contributor.authorAchanta, Sen
dc.contributor.authorNaik, Ben
dc.contributor.authorTripathy, Jen
dc.contributor.authorThai, Sen
dc.contributor.authorLorent, Nen
dc.contributor.authorKhun, Ken
dc.contributor.authorvan Griensven, Jen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Aen
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T07:14:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-06T07:14:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-22-
dc.date.submitted2017-08-28-
dc.identifier.citationUsing Mobile Phones to Ensure that Referred Tuberculosis Patients Reach Their Treatment Facilities: A Call that Makes a Difference. 2017, 17 (1):575 BMC Health Serv Resen
dc.identifier.issn1472-6963-
dc.identifier.pmid28830542-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12913-017-2511-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618998-
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, the availability and use of mobile phones have grown exponentially globally and in Cambodia. In the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope(SHCH) in Cambodia about half of all tuberculosis patients referred out to peripheral health facilities for TB treatment initiation or continuation were lost to contact after referral ranging from 19 to 69% between 2008 and 2013. To address this, we implemented a mobile phone-based patient tracking intervention. Here, we report the number and proportion of referred TB patients who could be contacted through a mobile phone and retained in care after the introduction of mobile phone tracking.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Health Services Researchen
dc.titleUsing Mobile Phones to Ensure that Referred Tuberculosis Patients Reach Their Treatment Facilities: A Call that Makes a Differenceen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Health Services Researchen

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