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Estimating hospital catchments from in-patient admission records: a spatial statistical approach applied to malaria

February 11, 2020 - 15:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Victor A. Alegana, Cynthia Khazenzi, Samuel O. Akech, Robert W. Snow
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020; 10:1324

Admission records are seldom used in sub-Saharan Africa to delineate hospital catchments for the spatial description of hospitalised disease events. We set out to investigate spatial hospital accessibility for severe malarial anaemia (SMA) and cerebral malaria (CM). Malaria admissions for children between 1 month and 14 years old were identified from prospective clinical surveillance data recorded routinely at four referral hospitals covering two complete years between December 2015 to November 2016 and November 2017 to October 2018.

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