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Estimating loss to follow-up in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy: the effect of the competing risk of death in Zambia and Switzerland

Published inPloS one, vol. 6, no. 12, e27919
Publication date2011
Abstract

Loss to follow-up (LTFU) is common in antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes. Mortality is a competing risk (CR) for LTFU; however, it is often overlooked in cohort analyses. We examined how the CR of death affected LTFU estimates in Zambia and Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • HIV Infections/drug therapy/epidemiology/mortality
  • Humans
  • Lost to Follow-Up
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Risk
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Zambia/epidemiology
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SCHÖNI-AFFOLTER, Franziska et al. Estimating loss to follow-up in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy: the effect of the competing risk of death in Zambia and Switzerland. In: PloS one, 2011, vol. 6, n° 12, p. e27919. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027919
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