Improving the efficiency of monitoring adherence to antiretroviral therapy at primary health care level: a case study of the introduction of electronic technologies in Guguletu, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Wessels, Xanthe
dc.contributor.author Nattrass, Nicoli
dc.contributor.author Rivett, Ulrike
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-26T15:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-26T15:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03768350701577772
dc.identifier.citation Wessels, X., Nattrass, N., & Rivett 1, U. (2007). Improving the efficiency of monitoring adherence to antiretroviral therapy at primary health care level: a case study of the introduction of electronic technologies in Guguletu, South Africa. Development Southern Africa, 24(4), 607-621. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19876
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03768350701577772
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a case study of the efficiency gains resulting from the introduction of electronic technologies to monitor and support adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Guguletu, South Africa. It suggests that the rollout of HAART to such resource-poor communities can be assisted significantly by the introduction of modified cellphones (to provide home based support to people on HAART and improve the management of adherence data) and simple bar-coding and scanning equipment (to manage drug supplies). The cellphones have improved the management of information, and simplified the working lives of therapeutic counsellors, thereby enabling them to spend less time on administration and to devote a constant amount of time per patient even though their case loads have risen threefold. It has helped integrate the local-level primary health service provision of HAART with the kind of centralised data capture and analysis that could potentially support a national HAART rollout. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Development Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdsa20/current
dc.title Improving the efficiency of monitoring adherence to antiretroviral therapy at primary health care level: a case study of the introduction of electronic technologies in Guguletu, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-05-26T15:50:58Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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