Use of a computer alert increases detection of early, asymptomatic syphilis among higher-risk men who have sex with men

Melanie Bissessor, Christopher K. Fairley, David E Leslie, Marcus Y. Chen

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Our study assessed the impact of a computer alert that reminded clinicians to test men who were at higher risk for syphilis on the rate of syphilis testing and diagnoses. The percentage of high-risk men who have sex with men who were tested for syphilis increased from 77% to 89% (P >. 001), and the percentage of such men with asymptomatic syphilis increased from 16% to 53% (P =. 001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-58
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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