Does Living Outside of a Major City Impact on the Timeliness of Chlamydia Treatment? A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Analysis.
From the *The Kirby Institute, Sexual Health Program, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia; †Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia; ‡Clinic 16 Northern Sydney Sexual Health, St Leonards, NSW, Australia; §Dubbo Sexual Health, Dubbo, NSW, Australia; ¶Orange Sexual Health Clinic, Orange, NSW, Australia; ∥Bourke Sexual Health Service, Bourke, NSW, Australia; **Broken Hill Sexual Health, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia; ††Lightning Ridge Health Service, Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia; ‡‡Kirketon Road Centre, Kings Cross, NSW, Australia; §§School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- Published Article
Sexually transmitted diseases
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2016
At participating clinics, treatment uptake was high, however treatment delays were greater with increasing remoteness. Strategies to reduce the time-to-treatment should be explored such as point-of-care testing, faster specimen processing, dedicated clinical time to follow up recalls, SMS results to clients, and taking treatment out to clients.
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