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Identifying models of HIV care and treatment service delivery in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia using cluster analysis and Delphi survey

  • Sharon Tsui1Email author,
  • Julie A. Denison1,
  • Caitlin E. Kennedy1,
  • Larry W. Chang1, 2,
  • Olivier Koole3, 4,
  • Kwasi Torpey5,
  • Eric Van Praag6,
  • Jason Farley2, 7, 8, 9,
  • Nathan Ford10,
  • Leine Stuart11 and
  • Fred Wabwire-Mangen12
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:811

Received: 4 April 2017

Accepted: 28 November 2017

Published: 6 December 2017

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Original Submission
4 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Frances Cowan
5 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Research Square
21 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sharon Tsui
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2772-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
Department of Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Clinical Sciences Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
School of Public Health, University of Ghana College of Health Sciences, Accra, Ghana
Technical Support Division, Global Health Population and Nutrition, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Department of Community – Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA
University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Akron, USA
Dept HIV, World Health Organization, Genève, Switzerland
FHI 360 (retired), Washington, USA
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda