Testing delay in an environment of low COVID-19 prevalence: A qualitative study of testing behaviour amongst symptomatic South Australians

Paul Ward, Emma Tonkin, Heath Pillen, Samantha Meyer, Clare Beard, Barbara Toson, John Coveney, Julie Henderson, Trevor Webb, Dean McCullum, Annabelle Wilson

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Abstract

South Australia has to date (October 2021) been highly successful in maintaining an aggressive suppression strategy for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, continued success of this strategy is dependent on ongoing testing by people with symptoms of COVID-19 to identify, trace and quarantine emergent cases as soon as possible. This study sought to explore community members’ decisions about having COVID-19 testing in an environment of low prevalence, specifically exploring their decision-making related to symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalSSM. Qualitative research in health
Volume2
Issue number100099
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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