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Who defaults after treatment for gonorrhoea? Randomised controlled study of effect of an educational leaflet.
  1. S Bewley
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    A study of patients with gonorrhoea showed that those who defaulted most from follow up were male, heterosexual, and had multiple sexual partners. A prospective, blind, randomised controlled trial showed that a leaflet giving information about gonorrhoea had a positive effect on follow up attendance by women, but no appreciable effect on rates of defaulting overall. This has implications for the initial treatment schedules.

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