Improved Management and in-Hospital Mortality (MTV)

B

Bandim Health Project

Status

Completed

Conditions

Mortality
Malaria

Treatments

Behavioral: Guideline adherence and financial incentive

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00465777
PED-MTV-2004

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study intend to evaluate whether the use of standardised malaria case management protocol plus financial incentives added to the availability of free drugs reduce the case-fatality at the paediatric ward.

Full description

Mortality at the national paediatric ward in Guinea-Bissau is very high. During a civil war in 1998/1999 the hospital case fatality (CF) decreased by more than 40%, increasing again after the the war. This was attributed to the available free drugs from the humanitarian aid and food incentives to the personnel. Free emergency kits for treatment of severe malaria was introduced, however the CF did not decline. Therefore, the ward was split into two groups of rooms: intervention and control. All the staff of the ward was trained in the use of a standardised guideline for treatment of severe malaria and randomly assigned to one of the groups. All children hospitalised for malaria received the drug emergency kits. The only difference in the intervention group were the small financial incentives and supervision for strict adherence to the guidelines procedures.

Sex

All

Ages

3 months to 5 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Hospitalization due to malaria
  • Non per os

Exclusion criteria

Consent from parent/caretaker declined

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

0

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