Decentralization of HIV Care in St. Petersburg, Russia

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This report describes the process undertaken by the Quality Assurance Project and Health Care Improvement Project to (1) improve access to care and outcomes in a pilot district in St. Petersburg and (2) to use the improvement collaborative approach to scale up a model for the decentralized delivery of treatment, care, and support services to people with HIV/AIDS. The collaborative improved communication and coordination between infectious disease specialists in polyclinics and the AIDS center, introduced an algorithm for medical follow-up of patients, and improved patient record keeping (2009, 2 pages).

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