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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

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Schöni-Affolter, Franziska
Mwango, Albert
Stringer, Jeffrey
Ledergerber, Bruno
Mulenga, Lloyd
Bucher, Heiner C
Westfall, Andrew O
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Published in PLOS ONE. 2011, vol. 6, no. 12, p. e27919
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 AdultAnti-HIV Agents/therapeutic useCohort StudiesFemaleHIV Infections/drug therapy/epidemiology/mortalityHumansLost to Follow-UpMaleMiddle AgedProportional Hazards ModelsRiskSwitzerland/epidemiologyZambia/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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31630

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