A Morbidity Survey of South African Primary Care

  title={A Morbidity Survey of South African Primary Care},
  author={Bob Mash and Lara Fairall and Olubunmi Adejayan and Omozuanvbo Ikpefan and J. Aruna Kumari and Shaheed Mathee and Ronit Okun and Willy Yogolelo},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Recent studies have described the burden of disease in South Africa. However these studies do not tell us which of these conditions commonly present to primary care providers, how these conditions may present and how providers make sense of them in terms of their diagnoses. Clinical nurse practitioners are the main primary care providers and need to be better prepared for this role. This study aimed to determine the range and prevalence of reasons for encounter and diagnoses found… CONTINUE READING
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