Task shifting to non-physician clinicians for integrated management of hypertension and diabetes in rural Cameroon: a programme assessment at two years

@inproceedings{Labhardt2010TaskST,
  title={Task shifting to non-physician clinicians for integrated management of hypertension and diabetes in rural Cameroon: a programme assessment at two years},
  author={Niklaus Daniel Labhardt and Jean-Richard Balo and Mama Ndam and J J Grimm and Engelbert Manga},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND The burden of non-communicable chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, increases in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the majority of the rural population does still not have access to adequate care. The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of integrating care for hypertension and type 2 diabetes by task shifting to non-physician clinician (NPC) facilities in eight rural health districts in Cameroon. METHODS Of the 75 NPC facilities in the area, 69 (87… CONTINUE READING
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