Using mHealth to enhance TB referrals in a tribal district of India

by S.Chadha, A.Trivedi, S.B.Nagaraja et al.
Public Health Action, Vol. 7, Nr. 2, 21 June 2017, pp. 123-126

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A mobile health (mHealth) technology based application was developed to help rural health care providers (RHCPs) identify and refer presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients to the nearest microscopy centre for sputum examination using mobile applications on their smart phones. The authors conclude that mHealth technology was highly effective, and increased both public and private health care provider accountability to patients.

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