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Table 3 Health workers’ (HW) attitudes towards RDTs and prescriptions of anti-malarial drugs

From: Malaria diagnosis and treatment practices following introduction of rapid diagnostic tests in Kibaha District, Coast Region, Tanzania

Questions addressed to health workers Clinical Non clinical All HW
  N N N
Do you have confidence in RDT results?    
Yes 8 5 13
No 3 2 5
Do you sometimes prescribe anti-malarial drugs to patients with negative results?    
Yes 7 5 12
No 4 2 6
Do patients sometimes demand anti-malarial drugs when results are negative?    
Yes 10 3 13
No 1 4 5
Do patients trust RDT results?    
Yes 7 4 11
No 4 3 7