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Table 5 Reasons some health workers gave for not basing prescription on laboratory results

From: Factors affecting adherence to national malaria treatment guidelines in management of malaria among public healthcare workers in Kamuli District, Uganda

Variable Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Laboratory not reliable 47 25.27
Delay in producing laboratory results 23 12.37
Presence of cardinal malaria signs 49 26.34
Presence of a “typical” clinical picture of malaria 15 8.06
Presence of signs and symptoms of malaria with no suspicion of any other differential diagnosis 52 27.96