Estimating Loss to Follow-Up in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy: The Effect of the Competing Risk of Death in Zambia and Switzerland

@inproceedings{SchoeniAffolter2011EstimatingLT,
  title={Estimating Loss to Follow-Up in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy: The Effect of the Competing Risk of Death in Zambia and Switzerland},
  author={Franziska Schoeni-Affolter and O Keiser and Albert J. Mwango and Jeffrey Stringer and Bruno Ledergerber and Lloyd B. Mulenga and Heiner C. Bucher and Andrew O. Westfall and Alexandra Calmy and Andrew A Boulle and Namwinga T Chintu and Matthias Egger and Benjamin H Chi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS AND FINDINGS HIV-infected patients aged ≥18 years who started ART 2004-2008 in observational cohorts in Zambia and Switzerland were included. We compared standard Kaplan-Meier curves with CR cumulative incidence. We… CONTINUE READING
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