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7.  Which areas are participating in the MMP?

The following areas are participating:  California; Chicago, Illinois; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Houston, Texas; Illinois; Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Michigan; Mississippi; New Jersey; New York City, New York; New York; North Carolina; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; San Francisco, California; Texas; Virginia; and Washington.

8.  What is my role as a provider, if selected?

To assist MMP staff to gather the information they need to facilitate patient participation in the interview, and encourage patients to participate.  By participating, you are representing providers like you who were not selected.

9.  As a provider, do I still play a role even if my facility is not selected during the sampling process?

Yes, providing your estimated patient load to us is an important contribution to the MMP even if you are not selected.  Providers may play a role in future project years as a new sample of providers will be selected each year.

10.  As a provider, what if I choose not to participate?

If you choose not to participate, you will be refusing participation for all of your patients.  You will not be replaced by another provider in the sample.

11.  For providers who participate, how much of their time will be involved?

Our MMP staff will conduct all data collection activities so that your staff and services to your patients will not be disrupted.

12.  If I am selected as a patient, what will I be asked to do?

If selected, you will be asked to participate in an interview and answer questions related to your HIV care, which will take about 45 minutes.  You will be compensated for your time.  If selected, you are encouraged to participate.

13.  Can patients decline or withdraw from participating?

Yes, patients may decline or change their minds about participating at any time.  However, patients selected represent other patients in care, so their participation is important.

14.  Will patients be compensated for their time?

Yes, there will be compensation for patients who participate.

 

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