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Table 7 A priori including the new concepts and themes

From: A systematic review of primary care models for non-communicable disease interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

A priori concepts New concepts A priori themes Revised and new themes
Screening   Case finding  
Prevention   Modify risk factors  
Control Quality improvement   Review criteria
  Staff competence
Health systems Essential medicines  
Essential diagnostics  
Systematic monitoring and evaluation  
Decentralized care  
Decision support Standardized treatment Adherence to medications
Standardized diagnosis Adherence to follow-up
Standardized referral pathway Communication with MD/specialist
Standardized follow-up appointments  
Human Resources Task-shifting/Multidisciplinary clinic Train and retrain staff
  Dedicated NCD staff