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Task-shifting from doctors to non-doctors for initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapy

T Kredo, M McCaul, J Volmink

Abstract


'Cochrane Corner’ in the August SAMJ offers evidence relating to articles published in this issue, namely ‘Improving access to antiretrovirals in rural South Africa – a call to action’, ‘Multimorbidity, control and treatment of non-communicable diseases among primary healthcare attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa’ and ‘Prevalence of tobacco use among adults in South Africa: Results from the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey’, and the editorial by Yach and Alexander, ‘Turbo-charging tobacco control in South Africa’. 


Authors' affiliations

T Kredo, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

M McCaul, Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

J Volmink, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Task-shifting; Doctors; Non-doctors; Antiretroviral therapy

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(8):626-627. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8271

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-09-23
Date published: 2015-09-23

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