General principles of good chronic care
IMAI supports the introduction of an effective approach to chronic care (including a team approach, patient partnership, inclusion of “expert patients”/peer support staff on the clinical team, and effective adherence support). This approach could permit rapid expansion of human resources for HIV care while providing the skills and clinic capacity for effective management of other chronic illnesses. A short guideline module describes the General principles of good chronic care. These principles are used in the Chronic HIV care with ARV therapy and prevention guidelines.
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