Local algorithms should consider:
- client's STD risk factors
- prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhea
Drug availability can also
Several types of algorithms are used for this syndrome. Experts
debate the accuracy of these algorithms, especially in diagnosing
and treating cervicitis.
Algorithms for vaginal discharge need to be locally adjusted
to the particular population being served. They should always
take into consideration two important factors: the degree of
the womans risk for acquiring an STD, and the prevalence
rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia within the population being
served. Program managers may also want to consider the availability
of drugs and other resources.