Authors: Joseph Linju Maria, T N Anand, Boban Dona, Jose Prinu, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, and Panniyammakal Jeemon
Impacts of health system physician shortages in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) can be mitigated by assigning tasks that require limited specialized knowledge to non-physician healthcare workers, including CHWs. Joseph Maria and colleagues reviewed 46 research studies to understand how this so-called “task-sharing” is applied to manage type 2 diabetes in LMICs. Non-physician healthcare workers demonstrate moderate effectiveness in diabetes management, but the same does not hold true for CHWs.
Link: Task-sharing interventions for improving control of diabetes in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Resource Type: Research