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Monitoring the impact of decentralised chronic care services on patient travel time in rural Africa - methods and results in Northern Malawi

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
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Title
Monitoring the impact of decentralised chronic care services on patient travel time in rural Africa - methods and results in Northern Malawi
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-11-49
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Authors

Rein MGJ Houben, Thomas P Van Boeckel, Venance Mwinuka, Peter Mzumara, Keith Branson, Catherine Linard, Frank Chimbwandira, Neil French, Judith R Glynn, Amelia C Crampin

Abstract

Decentralised health services form a key part of chronic care strategies in resource-limited settings by reducing the distance between patient and clinic and thereby the time and costs involved in travelling. However, few tools exist to evaluate the impact of decentralisation on patient travel time or what proportion of patients attend their nearest clinic. Here we develop methods to monitor changes in travel time, using data from the antiretroviral therapy (ART) roll-out in a rural district in North Malawi.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 3%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 20%
Student > Master 11 16%
Librarian 3 4%
Student > Postgraduate 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 12 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 28%
Social Sciences 10 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 18 26%

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#11,160,852
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