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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31826e882f
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Using Patient-Provided Information to Refine Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Criteria Among Women Presenting in the Emergency Department

Jenkins, Wiley D. PhD, MPH*†; Kovach, Regina MD; Wold, Brittany J. BS; Zahnd, Whitney E. MS

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Abstract

Abstract: Emergency department patients are at increased risk for infection with chlamydia and gonorrhea, but routine screening of asymptomatic patients is problematic. Limiting screening to patients answering the affirmative to 2 questions would reduce the number of tests administered by 51.9%, increase the tested population prevalence to 15.7%, and still identify 82.8% of those infected.

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