Task Sharing Within a Managed Clinical Network to Improve Child Health in Malawi

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/561281
Title:
Task Sharing Within a Managed Clinical Network to Improve Child Health in Malawi
Authors:
O'Hare, B; Phiri, A; Lang, H-J; Friesen, H; Kennedy, N; Kawaza, K; Jana, C E; Chirambo, G; Mulwafu, W; Heikens, G T; Mipando, M
Journal:
Human resources for health
Abstract:
Eighty per cent of Malawi's 8 million children live in rural areas, and there is an extensive tiered health system infrastructure from village health clinics to district hospitals which refers patients to one of the four central hospitals. The clinics and district hospitals are staffed by nurses, non-physician clinicians and recently qualified doctors. There are 16 paediatric specialists working in two of the four central hospitals which serve the urban population as well as accepting referrals from district hospitals. In order to provide expert paediatric care as close to home as possible, we describe our plan to task share within a managed clinical network and our hypothesis that this will improve paediatric care and child health.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
21-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/561281
DOI:
10.1186/s12960-015-0053-z
PubMed ID:
26193932
Language:
en
ISSN:
1478-4491
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhiri, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLang, H-Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFriesen, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKawaza, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorJana, C Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorChirambo, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMulwafu, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeikens, G Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMipando, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-30T14:32:14Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-30T14:32:14Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-21-
dc.identifier.citationTask sharing within a managed clinical network to improve child health in Malawi. 2015, 13:60 Hum Resour Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1478-4491-
dc.identifier.pmid26193932-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12960-015-0053-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/561281-
dc.description.abstractEighty per cent of Malawi's 8 million children live in rural areas, and there is an extensive tiered health system infrastructure from village health clinics to district hospitals which refers patients to one of the four central hospitals. The clinics and district hospitals are staffed by nurses, non-physician clinicians and recently qualified doctors. There are 16 paediatric specialists working in two of the four central hospitals which serve the urban population as well as accepting referrals from district hospitals. In order to provide expert paediatric care as close to home as possible, we describe our plan to task share within a managed clinical network and our hypothesis that this will improve paediatric care and child health.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Human Resources for Healthen_GB
dc.titleTask Sharing Within a Managed Clinical Network to Improve Child Health in Malawien
dc.identifier.journalHuman resources for healthen_GB
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