Implementing a standardized patient study to evaluate the quality of TB care in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Mkhombo, J.Boffa, S.Moyo, J.Chikovore, A.Salomon, A.Kwan, B.Daniels, S.Wu, M.Pai, A.Daftary
KEYWORDS: HEALTH CARE, KWAZULU-NATAL, TUBERCULOSIS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11245
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15204
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15204

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Abstract

Studies utilising Standardised Patients ( SP) to evaluate quality of tuberculosis care have become increasingly common in high burden countries however, few have been undertaken in South Africa SPs are trained to portray a scripted medical condition to healthcare providers in real life setting. Given South Africas high burden of TB and TB HIV, The study aimed to describe the implementation of a TB related SP study in this setting.