Evaluating Integrated Care for People Living With HIV and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: A Case-Based Approach Using the Chronic Care Model.

Evaluating Integrated Care for People Living With HIV and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: A Case-Based Approach Using the Chronic Care Model.

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2021 Feb 15;:

Authors: Geiger K, Bergman A, Farley JE

Abstract
ABSTRACT: In South Africa, tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) frequently occur in people living with HIV. World Health Organization guidelines recommend the integration of MDR-TB and HIV care but, in practice, fully integrated care is difficult to achieve. In this article, we use five elements of the Chronic Care Model as a framework for evaluating a case of integrated MDR-TB/HIV care and to highlight opportunities for nurses to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. We apply the Chronic Care Model framework to a concrete example by examining the case of a 33-year-old man who developed MDR-TB treatment failure while concurrently taking a powerful new MDR-TB antiretroviral therapy regimen for his HIV.

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