Syphilis testing in association with gonorrhea/chlamydia testing during a syphilis outbreak

Marc Rosenman, Stephanie K. Kraft, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Barbara E. Mahon, Barry Katz, Jane Wang, Janet Arno

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Abstract

We used an electronic medical records system retrospectively to evaluate how frequently, in a public hospital and its clinics, combined gonorrhea/chlamydia tests were accompanied by a syphilis test before and during a syphilis outbreak. Among 70330 gonorrhea/chlamydia tests (1996-2000), the proportion with a syphilis test increased from 13% (preoutbreak) to 50% (intervention period) for men and from 6% to 13% for nonpregnant women. The increased syphilis testing coincided with a multifaceted public health intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004

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Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
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Electronic Health Records
Public Hospitals
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Syphilis testing in association with gonorrhea/chlamydia testing during a syphilis outbreak. / Rosenman, Marc; Kraft, Stephanie K.; Harezlak, Jaroslaw; Mahon, Barbara E.; Katz, Barry; Wang, Jane; Arno, Janet.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 7, 07.2004, p. 1124-1126.

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Rosenman, Marc ; Kraft, Stephanie K. ; Harezlak, Jaroslaw ; Mahon, Barbara E. ; Katz, Barry ; Wang, Jane ; Arno, Janet. / Syphilis testing in association with gonorrhea/chlamydia testing during a syphilis outbreak. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 7. pp. 1124-1126.
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