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dc.contributor.authorWachira, Juddy-
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Ann-
dc.contributor.authorGenberg, Becky-
dc.contributor.authorNgeresa, Anthony-
dc.contributor.authorOmar, Galárraga-
dc.contributor.authorKimayo, Sylvester-
dc.contributor.authorDick, Jonathan-
dc.contributor.authorBraitstein, Paula-
dc.contributor.authorIra, Wilson-
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Joseph-
dc.description.abstractWe sought to determine the relationship between continuity of care and adherence to clinic appointments among patients receiving HIV care in high vs. low clinician-to-patient (C:P) ratios facilities in western Kenya. This retrospective analysis included 12,751 patients receiving HIV care from the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program, between February 2016-2019. We used logistic regression analysis with generalized estimating equations to estimate the relationship between continuity of care (two consecutive visits with the same provider) and adherence to clinic appointments (within 7 days of a scheduled appointment) over time. Adjusting for covariates, patients in low C:P ratio facilities who had continuity of care, were more likely to be adherent to their appointments compared to those without continuity (adjusted odds ratio = 1.50; 95% confidence interval, 1.33-1.69). Continuity in HIV care may be a factor in clinical adherence among patients in low C:P ratio facilities and should therefore be promoted.en_US
dc.titleContinuity of Care is Associated with Higher Appointment Adherence Among HIV Patients in Low Clinician-to-Patient Ratio Facilities in Western Kenyaen_US
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