Articles by Author: Kb Von Pressentin

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  1. A medical audit of the management of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-positive patients in the Cape Winelands (East) district, Western Cape

    A medical audit of the management of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-positive patients in the Cape Winelands (East) district, Western Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) has become the most common type of community-acquired meningitis. CM has a poor outcome if the initial in-hospital treatment does not adhere to standard guidelines. The aim of this audit was to improve the quality of...
  2. Strengthening primary health care through primary care doctors: the design of a new national Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

    Strengthening primary health care through primary care doctors: the design of a new national Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Strengthening primary health care is a national priority in South Africa, in order to improve quality of care and health outcomes, reduce inequity and to pave the way for National Health Insurance. The World Health Organization and World Health Assembly...
  3. South Africa has joined a global initiative for Family Medicine advocacy

    South Africa has joined a global initiative for Family Medicine advocacy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    The international #1WordforFamilyMedicine initiative serves to explore the identity of family physicians and allows the international Family Medicine community to collaborate on advocating the discipline. South African family physicians provided 42 responses via a social media and online survey. Two...
  4. Leadership and governance: learning outcomes and competencies required of the family physician in the district health system

    Leadership and governance: learning outcomes and competencies required of the family physician in the district health system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    The South African National Development Plan expects the family physician to be a leader of clinical governance within the district health services. The family physician must also help to strengthen the services through leadership in all his/her other roles as...
  5. Family medicine in South Africa: exploring future scenarios

    Family medicine in South Africa: exploring future scenarios

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    This paper reports on a workshop held at the 19th National Family Practitioners Conference in August 2016. The aim of the workshop was to describe possible future scenarios for the discipline of family medicine in South Africa and identify possible...
  6. The bird’s-eye perspective: how do district health managers experience the impact of family physicians within the South African district health system? A qualitative study

    The bird’s-eye perspective: how do district health managers experience the impact of family physicians within the South African district health system? A qualitative study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Health policy-makers in Africa are looking for local solutions to strengthen primary care teams. A South African national position paper (2015) described six aspirational roles of family physicians (FPs) working within the district health system. However, the actual contributions...