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Improving the medical management of organophosphorus pesticide poisoning through health services research and training

Rajapakse, Bishan Nishantha


Organophosphorus (OP) self-poisoning is a major global public health problem resulting in over 200,000 deaths each year with a case fatality of 15-30%. Early medical management consists of effective resuscitation and targeted antidote therapy. This thesis argued that health services research and rural doctor training could be used to improve the medical management of OP poisoning in a resource limited rural Sri Lankan setting, where the delivery of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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