Benefit of adjunct universal rectal screening for Chlamydia genital infections in women attending Canadian sexually transmitted infection clinics

Adding universal rectal screening to urogenital screening should positively impact rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) incidence in affected populations. A dynamic Markov model was used to evaluate costs and outcomes of three rectal CT screening strategies among women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Alberta, Canada: universal urogenital-only screening (UG-only), additional selected (exposure-based) rectal screening (UG+SR), and additional universal rectal screening (UG+UR).

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2017

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Infectious Diseases, Screening

Authors: Thanh Nguyen, Ilke Akpinar, Jennifer Gratrix, Sabrina Plitt, Petra Smyczek, Ron Read, Philip Jacobs, Tom Wong, Ameeta E Singh

ISSN: 0956-4624

ISSN (online): 1758-1052

Journal Title: International Journal of STD & AIDS

Volume: 0

Issue: 0

Pages: 1-14