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Assessing the impact of TB/HIV services integration on TB treatment outcomes and their relevance in TB/HIV monitoring in Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, December 2012
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Title
Assessing the impact of TB/HIV services integration on TB treatment outcomes and their relevance in TB/HIV monitoring in Ghana
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/2049-9957-1-13
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Authors

Gloria Akosua Ansa, John D Walley, Kamran Siddiqi, Xiaolin Wei

Abstract

The impact of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on tuberculosis (TB), and the implications for TB and HIV control, is a public health challenge in Ghana - almost a quarter (23%) of all TB cases were HIV positive in 2010. The integration of TB/HIV services has therefore emerged as an essential component of the national response to TB and HIV. The aim is to reduce fragmentation, improve access, enhance efficiency and improve quality of care. Ghana's TB/HIV policy comprises three linked sets of activities: effective implementation of the Stop TB Strategy for TB control, improved HIV prevention and care, and the implementation of additional TB/HIV activities. Different models of service delivery with increasing integration of TB/HIV activities are expected to provide greater access to more comprehensive care. The objective of this paper is to assess the impact of TB/HIV integration on TB treatment outcomes and to explore the usefulness of TB treatment outcomes as TB/HIV indicators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malawi 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 185 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 57 30%
Researcher 35 18%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 11%
Student > Postgraduate 11 6%
Other 23 12%
Unknown 22 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 71 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 16%
Social Sciences 20 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 5%
Other 24 13%
Unknown 24 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 January 2013.
All research outputs
#9,091,224
of 16,741,199 outputs
Outputs from Infectious Diseases of Poverty
#301
of 643 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#117,908
of 262,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infectious Diseases of Poverty
#7
of 7 outputs
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