Barriers to Referral in Swaziland: Perceptions from Providers and Clients of a System under Stress

@inproceedings{MacIntyre2011BarriersTR,
  title={Barriers to Referral in Swaziland: Perceptions from Providers and Clients of a System under Stress},
  author={Kate MacIntyre and Megan A Littrell and David R. Hotchkiss and Sibongile Mndzebele and Rejoice N Nkambule and Batsile Malima and Sikhomba Gumbi and Thembeyena Dhlamini and Loretta J. Brown and Verne F Kemerer},
  year={2011}
}
In Swaziland, where one in four adults is HIV positive, identifying and addressing barriers to a strong referral system is critical to ensure continuity of care for HIV positive individuals. This study examines the referral system from the perspectives of health providers, community health workers, traditional healers, clients seeking facility-based care, and managers of private health organizations. Structured and semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 52 senior providers, 161… CONTINUE READING
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