Experience with the use of community health extension workers in primary care, in a private rural health care institution in South-South Nigeria.

@article{Ordinioha2010ExperienceWT,
  title={Experience with the use of community health extension workers in primary care, in a private rural health care institution in South-South Nigeria.},
  author={Best Ordinioha and Chinyere Onyenaporo},
  journal={Annals of African medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={240-5}
}
BACKGROUND The difficulty in recruiting and retaining doctors in rural areas has encouraged the use of substitute health workers in the provision of primary care for undiagnosed patients with undifferentiated health problems. This study was performed to report the experience of the use of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) in the provision of primary care in a private rural health care facility in a community in Nigeria. METHODS The study was carried out over a 6-month period in a… CONTINUE READING

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