Loss to follow-up in an international, multicentre observational study.

  title={Loss to follow-up in an international, multicentre observational study.},
  author={Amanda Mocroft and Ole Kirk and Pauls Aldins and Agnaldo Bruno Chies and Anders Blaxhult and Nelly Chentsova and Norbert Vetter and François Dabis and J. M. Gatell and Jens D. Lundgren},
  journal={HIV medicine},
  volume={9 5},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to assess loss to follow-up (LTFU) in EuroSIDA, an international multicentre observational cohort study. METHODS LTFU was defined as no follow-up visit, CD4 cell count measurement or viral load measurement after 1 January 2006. Poisson regression was used to describe factors related to LTFU. RESULTS The incidence of LTFU in 12 304 patients was 3.72 per 100 person-years of follow-up [95% confidence interval (CI) 3.58-3.86; 2712 LTFU] and varied among… CONTINUE READING


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