Loss to follow-up from antiretroviral therapy clinics: A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies in South Africa from 2011 to 2015
作者: Samantha KaplanKatleho S. NtesoNathan FordAndrew BoulleGraeme Meintjes
作者单位: 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
刊名: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 2019, Vol.20 (1), pp.e1-e10
来源数据库: African Online Scientific Information System PTY Ltd
DOI: 10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.984
关键词: HIVAntiretroviral therapy (ART)Loss to follow-upDisengagementSouth Africa
原始语种摘要: Background: South Africa has the largest antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in the world. To optimise programme outcomes, it is critical that patients are retained in care and that retention is accurately measured.Objectives: To identify all studies published in South Africa from 2011 to 2015 that used loss to follow-up (LTFU) as an indicator or outcome to describe the variation in definitions and to estimate the proportion of patients lost to care across studies.Method: All studies published between 01 January 2011 and October 2015 that included loss to follow-up or default from ART care in a South African cohort were included by use of a broad search strategy across multiple databases. To be included, the cohort had to include any patient ART data, including follow-up time, from 01...
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  • follow 
  • published 公布的
  • Africa 非洲
  • analysis 分析
  • strategy 战略
  • estimates 估值
  • included 内藏的
  • cohort 伙伴
  • programme 程序
  • systematic 有系统的