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Table 3 Perceived advantages and disadvantages regarding the revised dengue case classification (N = 1413 comments in 1288 staff questionnaires)

From: Usefulness and applicability of the revised dengue case classification by disease: multi-centre study in 18 countries

Advantages of the revised classification N (%)
It helps improving management and treatment 319 (22.6%)
More simple and practical 199 (14.0%)
Easier to classify according to severity 176 (12.6%)
Easier to understand 71 (5.0%)
It helps improving triage and referral 45 (3.2%)
No disadvantages of the revised classification 191 (13.5%)
Other advantages 72 (5.0%)
Total of positive responses 1073(75.9%)
Disadvantages of the revised classification N (%)
No advantages of the revised classification 25 (1.8%)
Needs more training and dissemination 67 (4.7%)
It's less specific. Needs more clinical entities and concise protocols 54 (3.8%)
Lack of manpower and resources 45 (3.2%)
Over diagnosis of dengue (saturation of hospitals) 32 (2.3%)
Warning signs: Too many, subjective, also in other diseases 24 (1.7%)
Lack of laboratory support 10 (0.7%)
Other disadvantages 83 (5.9%)
Total of negative responses 340(24.1%)