Lost to follow-up: failure to engage children in care in the first three months of diagnosis.

@article{Machine2016LostTF,
  title={Lost to follow-up: failure to engage children in care in the first three months of diagnosis.},
  author={Edwin Masese Machine and Susan L. Gillespie and N{\'u}ria Homedes and Beatrice Josephine Selwyn and Michael W. Ross and Gabriel Misango Anabwani and Gordon E. Schutze and Mark W. Kline},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={
          1402-10
        }
}
Loss to follow-up (LTFU) is a critical factor in determining clinical outcomes in HIV treatment programs. Identifying modifiable factors of LTFU is fundamental for designing effective patient-retention interventions. We analyzed factors contributing to children LTFU from a treatment program to identify those that can be modified. A case-control study involving 313 children was used to compare the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of children LTFU (cases) with those remaining in care… CONTINUE READING

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