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Table 8 Staffing requirements for 2000 patients proposed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation**

From: Estimating health workforce needs for antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings

Service Provider Basic* Total to treat 1000 patients on ART Intermediate or advanced Total to treat 1000 patients on ART
Senior physician 0 0.5 (any MD) 1 1 (any MD)
Physician 1   1  
Senior nurse 1 2 (any nurse) 1 3 (any nurse)
Junior nurse 3   5  
Front office manager 1 0.5 2 1
Administrative assistant 1 0.5 1 0.5
Total 7 3.5 11 5.5
  1. *Basic care includes access to first-line ART, cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, and limited lab monitoring. Intermediate and advanced care includes second line ART as well as more advanced OI management and lab monitoring.
  2. **H. Chang, personal communication, 2003