Effectiveness of Patient Adherence Groups as a model of care for stable patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
AuthorsLuque-Fernandez, Miguel Angel
Van Cutsem, Gilles
Hernán, Miguel A
AffiliationCentre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
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AbstractInnovative models of care are required to cope with the ever-increasing number of patients on antiretroviral therapy in the most affected countries. This study, in Khayelitsha, South Africa, evaluates the effectiveness of a group-based model of care run predominantly by non-clinical staff in retaining patients in care and maintaining adherence.