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Title: Correcting for Mortality Among Patients Lost to Follow Up on Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Cohort Analysis
Authors: Van Cutsem, Gilles
Ford, Nathan
Hildebrand, Katherine
Goemaere, Eric
Mathee, Shaheed
Abrahams, Musaed
Coetzee, David
Boulle, Andrew
Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, South Africa; Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Health, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, South Africa
Citation: PLoS ONE 2011;6(2):e14684
Journal: PloS One
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10144/125626
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014684
PubMed ID: 21379378
Additional Links: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014684
Abstract: Loss to follow-up (LTF) challenges the reporting of antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes, since it encompasses patients alive but lost to programme and deaths misclassified as LTF. We describe LTF before and after correction for mortality in a primary care ART programme with linkages to the national vital registration system.
Type: Article
Language: en
MeSH: HIV/AIDS
Antiretroviral Therapy
Mortality
ISSN: 1932-6203
Rights: Published by Public Library of Science, http://www.plosone.org/ Archived on this site by Open Access permission
Appears in topics: HIV/AIDS

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