Task Shifting Routine Inpatient Pediatric HIV Testing Improves Program Outcomes in Urban Malawi: A Retrospective Observational Study

@inproceedings{McCollum2010TaskSR,
  title={Task Shifting Routine Inpatient Pediatric HIV Testing Improves Program Outcomes in Urban Malawi: A Retrospective Observational Study},
  author={Eric D McCollum and Geoffrey A. Preidis and Mark Mugo Kabue and Emmanuel B. M. Singogo and Charles C.V. Mwansambo and Peter N. Kazembe and Mark W. Kline},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated two models of routine HIV testing of hospitalized children in a high HIV-prevalence resource-constrained African setting. Both models incorporated "task shifting," or the allocation of tasks to the least-costly, capable health worker. METHODS AND FINDINGS Two models were piloted for three months each within the pediatric department of a referral hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi between January 1 and June 30, 2008. Model 1 utilized lay counselors for HIV testing… CONTINUE READING
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