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Table 6 Health outcomes of the management of febrile childhood illness in the respective study Arms

From: Impact of training in clinical and microscopy diagnosis of childhood malaria on antimalarial drug prescription and health outcome at primary health care level in Tanzania: A randomized controlled trial

Patient outcome Clinical algorithm + microscopy (Arm-I) n/N (%) Clinical algorithm (Arm-II) n/N (%) No special training (Arm-III) n/N (%)
Re-attending on Day 1–6 with complaints 17/973 (1.7) 17/1058 (1.6) 40/1100 (3.6)
Re-attending on Day 1–6 with parasitaemia 8/17 (47.1) 10/17 (58.8) 24/40 (60)
Routine visit on Day 7 with complaints 94/934 (10.1) 47/826 (5.7) 41/961 (4.3)
Routine visit Day 7 with complaints and parasitaemia 19/94 (20) 7/47 (14.9) 10/41 (24.4)
Routine visit Day 7 with parasitaemia* 87/857 (10.2) 97/786 (12.3) 141/821 (17.2)
Referred Day 1–7 3/973 (0.3) 13/1058 (1.2) 3/1100 (0.3)
Death Day 1–7 0 1 0
  1. *Blood smears missing from 77, 40 and 140 children in Arm-I, Arm-II and Arm-III respectively.