Abdul-Rauf Sayed

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BACKGROUND In October 2003 South Africa embarked on a program of folic acid fortification of staple foods. We measured the change in prevalence of NTDs before and after fortification and assessed the cost benefit of this primary health care intervention. METHODS Since the beginning of 2002 an ecological study was conducted among 12 public hospitals in(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring primary care is important for health sector reform. The Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) measures performance of elements essential for cost-effective care. Following minor adaptations prior to use in Cape Town in 2011, a few findings indicated a need to improve the content and cross-cultural validity for wider use in South Africa(More)
BACKGROUND Major health sector reform and the need for baseline measures of performance to determine impact. AIM Baseline audit of primary healthcare (PHC) performance. SETTING Cape Town and Cape Winelands (rural) PHC facilities (PCFs) in Western Cape Province, South Africa. METHOD The South African cross-culturally validated ZA PCAT to audit PHC(More)
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