Adjusting mortality for loss to follow-up: analysis of five ART programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

Brinkhof, Martin W G; Spycher, Ben D; Yiannoutsos, Constantin; Weigel, Ralf; Wood, Robin; Messou, Eugène; Boulle, Andrew; Egger, Matthias; Sterne, Jonathan A C (2010). Adjusting mortality for loss to follow-up: analysis of five ART programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS ONE, 5(11), e14149. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0014149

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Evaluation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa is difficult because many patients are lost to follow-up. Outcomes in these patients are generally unknown but studies tracing patients have shown mortality to be high. We adjusted programme-level mortality in the first year of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for excess mortality in patients lost to follow-up.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Brinkhof, Martin; Spycher, Ben and Egger, Matthias

ISSN:

1932-6203

Publisher:

Public Library of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:09

Last Modified:

11 Aug 2015 22:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0014149

PubMed ID:

21152392

Web of Science ID:

000284755100028

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.1021

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1021 (FactScience: 201694)

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