Correcting for Mortality Among Patients Lost to Follow Up on Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Cohort Analysis
AuthorsVan Cutsem, Gilles
AffiliationMédecins 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
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AbstractLoss 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.