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HIV/AIDS Care Provider Choice in Uganda. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1909813
  • March 2009
  • Region: Uganda
  • 276 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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An understanding of how HIV/AIDS care providers are
selected is a pre-requisite for enlightened HIV/AIDS
care policy. Using micro-level data from a sample of
986 people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, this book
examines the factors that affect the choice of
provider for in-patient and out-patient HIV/AIDS
care services. The findings indicated that price was
an important factor in the choice of provider for in-
patient and out-patient HIV/AIDS care services.
Another important finding of the study was that the
perceived quality of care had significant effects on
the selection of a health care provider. The
findings also highlighted the crucial role of
household and patient-specific characteristics in
influencing the choice of provider for HIV/AIDS care
services. The results indicated that age, gender,
education, wealth, employment status and severity of
illness played important roles in HIV/AIDS-care
seeking behaviour. Though this book will be
particularly relevant to policy makers and
researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS care, it will be
excellent reading for anyone interested and involved
in HIV/AIDS care service provision.

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Sentumbwe N. Damalie holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education
degree of Makerere University and a Master of Public Policy from
the University of Sydney, Australia. She was a Global Health
Fellow under Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public
Policy in the USA. Damalie is currently a Lecturer at Makerere
University, Kampala in Uganda.

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