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Clinic flow for STI, HIV, and TB patients in an urban infectious disease clinic offering point-of-care testing services in Durban, South Africa

Abstract:

Background

Many clinics in Southern Africa have long waiting times. The implementation of point-of-care (POC) tests to accelerate diagnosis and improve clinical management in resource-limited settings may improve or worsen clinic flow and waiting times. The objective of this study was to describe clinic flow with special emphasis on the impact of POC testing at a large urban public healthcare clinic in Durban, South Africa.

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We used time and motion methods ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1186/s12913-018-3154-2

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Garrett, N More by this author
Sookrajh, Y More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton
ORCID:
0000-0001-6072-1430
Dlamini, N More by this author
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University of Washington More from this funder
Infectious Diseases Society of America More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Health Services Research Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
363
Publication date:
2018-05-11
Acceptance date:
2018-04-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-6963
ISSN:
1472-6963
Pubs id:
pubs:925482
URN:
uri:2e87c5ea-6283-4dba-8179-8eff09b96870
UUID:
uuid:2e87c5ea-6283-4dba-8179-8eff09b96870
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pubs:925482

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