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dc.contributor.authorNeave, PE
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, S
dc.contributor.authorBehrens, RH
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T03:16:22Z
dc.date.available2015-01-12T03:16:22Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationMalaria Journal 2013, 12:238 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-238
dc.identifier.issn1475-2875
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8280
dc.description.abstractChemoprophylaxis is recommended for at-risk travellers visiting malaria endemic regions. The majority of travellers with imported malaria have not used this, and travellers visiting friends and relatives have the largest burden of malaria and the lowest compliance to chemoprophylaxis. In 1995, the UK's Department of Health (DH) implemented a policy to make travellers fully responsible for the cost when purchasing chemoprophylaxis. This policy was not implemented in three Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in London due to concern about the potential increase of imported malaria in their residents, and they maintained the public subsidy. An impact evaluation of the policy change was undertaken to determine if the continued subsidy reduced the incidence of imported malaria in one of the boroughs where the subsidy was maintained when compared to a borough where no subsidy was provided.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-12-238
dc.rights© 2013 Neave et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectAntimalarials
dc.subjectChemoprevention
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectFinancing
dc.subjectGovernment
dc.subjectHealth services research
dc.subjectHuman migration
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLondon
dc.subjectMalaria
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle aged
dc.subjectPolicy making
dc.subjectTravel
dc.subjectYoung adult
dc.titleDoes Public Subsidy of the Cost of Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Reduce Imported Malaria? A Comparative Policy Analysis
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1475-2875-12-238
aut.relation.startpage238
aut.relation.volume12
pubs.elements-id150990


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