TITLE

Estimating the Number of Antiretroviral Treatment Facilities Based on the Wilson-Blower Method

AUTHOR(S)
Malangu, Ntambwe
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
PLoS Medicine;Aug2005, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p808
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the development of a novel method to determine the optimal strategy for allocating antiretroviral treatment (ART) sites among health care facilities (HCF) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Importance of an equitable allocation of HCF among individuals with HIV; Total number of habitants targeted for access to HCF; Factors that affect the choice of facilities, including the availability of staff.
ACCESSION #
18060423

 

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