PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98389 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098389 View full text
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Ann Green, Virginia de Azevedo, Gabriela Patten, Mary-Ann Davies, Mary Ibeto, Vivian Cox

Abstract: IntroductionTo combat the AIDS epidemic and increase HIV treatment access, the South African government implemented a nurse-based, doctor-supported model of care that decentralizes administration of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV positive patients through nurse initiated and managed ART. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) implemented a mentorship programme to ensure successful task-shifting, subsequently assessing the quality of clinical care provided by nurses.MethodsA before-after cross-sectional study w…

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