Table 3

Additional health needs added to the tool during development

Health needExamples
1Routine checksChecking on frail old man, advising about family planning, asking about cough, asking about social grants.
2Other illness or potential illnessHouseholder asking for advice on treating an injured hand or on a child’s rotten teeth.
3Other or unknown chronic illnessHouseholder has asthma and talks about access to medication.
The nature of the illness is not mentioned during the visit because it is HIV which carries stigma, or because the health worker and householder know each other well so there is no need to mention the condition.