Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Mary Barger, PhD CNM
San Diego County has seen a rise in the number of syphilis cases over the past decade. Syphilis is relatively simple to treat, but requires close serological monitoring to ensure the patient received adequate treatment. Repeat serological testing should be completed at 3 months for patients diagnosed with primary and secondary syphilis. The patient population at a public health clinic in San Diego County has a poor rate of compliance with follow-up appointments (7%). Patient reminders are known to improve patient adherence with follow-up visits. The goal of this project was to incorporate patient reminder cards and patient education to improve follow-up rates among those diagnosed with primary and secondary syphilis.
Digital USD Citation
Edwards, Erin; Barger, Mary; and Tilghman, Winston, "Improving Syphilis Follow-up Rates: A Quality Improvement Project" (2017). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 48.