Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-08-23
Received: 28 March 2018
Accepted: 15 August 2018
First Online: 23 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics clearance was obtained from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital ethics review committee (CHRPE/347/15). Consent from individual patients was waived, as this project involved an internal, retrospective review of patient charts without any acquisition of identifying patient information. Permission was obtained from the Department of Medicine and the Research and Development Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi to review patient folders. Data were accessible only to authorized members of the core study team.
: Permission was obtained from the Department of Medicine and the Research and Development Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi to review patient folders.
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