Oct 30, 2007
The Contribution of New Diagnostics
Published in: Nature, v. 444, Suppl. 1, 23 Nov. 2006, p. 9-18
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005
Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRIs) are the primary killer of children in developing countries. Many children with ALRIs are not properly diagnosed, and overuse of antibiotics has led to increasing drug resistance. The introduction of simple and widely accessible diagnostic tests could significantly reduce deaths among children with ALRIs and reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics.