Delivery of antiretroviral therapy by nurses in South Africa: An evaluation of NIMART by facility type

By  Dr. Lawrence Long  Professor Sydney Rosen  Dr. Alana Brennan  Faith Moyo, Celeste Sauls  Dr. Denise Evans  |  | 

South Africa now offers two major public sector approaches to NIMART: centralized, hospital-based HIV outpatient clinic and decentralized, full service, primary health clinics (PHCs). While both approaches typically use NIMART, hospitalbased clinics may use both nurses and doctors to manage ART patients whereas PHCs rely primarily on nurses. We evaluated the outcomes and costs of these two approaches to NIMART for HIV treatment delivery.

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