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Table 2 Description of participating health units (n = 44)

From: Task shifting in Mozambique: cross-sectional evaluation of non-physician clinicians' performance in HIV/AIDS care

Characteristic N (%) Median (range) Missing
Urban 22 (50.0%)   0
Months since health unit introduced ART   21 (1-71) 5
Number of ART-related patient encounters during most recent month   145 (9-2090) 4
TM's tasks include:    
   Staging 37 (88.1%)   2
   Initiate co-trimoxazole 38 (90.5%)   2
   Request CD4 count 36 (87.8%)   3
   Request other labs 39 (95.1%)   3
   Diagnose and treat OI 40 (97.6%)   3
   Initiate ART 38 (90.5%)   2
   In-hospital care for patients on ART 18 (46.2%)   5
Laboratory and imaging capacity (on-site availability of test)    
   CD4 count 6 (14.6%)   3
   Complete blood count 30 (75.0%)   4
   Transaminases 19 (48.7%)   5
   Hemoglobin 37 (88.1%)   2
   Sputum smear microscopy for detection of acid-fast bacilli 41 (97.6%)   2
   CSF cell count 20 (55.6%)   8
   CSF india ink preparation 15 (39.5%)   6
   Rapid malaria test 42 (97.7%)   1
   Chest radiograph 14 (35.0%)   4
  1. Notes:
  2. ART: antiretroviral therapy
  3. CD4 count: CD4+ T-lymphocyte count
  4. CSF: cerebrospinal fluid
  5. OI: opportunistic infection
  6. TM: técnico de medicina