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Title: Setting the scene for an ARI control programme: is it worthwhile in Saudi Arabia?
Authors: Khoja, T.A.
Al Mohammad, K.K.
Aziz, K.M.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: Baseline data on acute respiratory infections [ARI] were collected by a survey questionnaire distributed to physicians of 10% of the health centres randomly selected from each of the five provinces of Saudi Arabia. The physicians estimated that ARI was the cause of sickness in 50% of ill children < 5 years in 1995. None of the physicians had had any training in ARI and they were not aware of any national protocol or programme. Physicians' responses indicated an over-use of antibiotics and diagnostic procedures. A national protocol for diagnosis and treatment of ARI has been prepared and distributed and leaders of primary health care and 55 national trainers have been trained
Description: 111-117
Keywords: Acute Disease
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical, Continuing
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
National Health Programs
Physician's Practice Patterns
Subject: Respiratory Tract Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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