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Table 2 Action taken as a result of the information received

From: The impact of the National HIV Health Care Worker Hotline on patient care in South Africa

Action taken /94 %
Medicine started 45 48
   ARVs 32 34
   Co-trimoxazole 0 0
   TB treatment 5 5
   Other 6 6
Medicine discontinued/interrupted 54 57
   ARVs 41 44
   Co-trimoxazole 5 5
   TB treatment 4 4
   Other 3 3
Reason for change   
Adverse event 31 33
Failure 10 11
Interaction 5 5
Pregnancy 3 3
Other 3 3
Dose changed 18 19
Schedule changed 7 7
Changed ARV Regimen 32 34
Admitted patient to hospital 10 11
Laboratory testing/further investigations 33 35
Referred patient to specialist clinic/service 19 20
Lifestyle changes 17 18
Adherence counselling 36 38
  1. Please note that some health care workers indicated that they had taken more than one action