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Research Article

Correcting Mortality for Loss to Follow-Up: A Nomogram Applied to Antiretroviral Treatment Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Matthias Egger mail,

    egger@ispm.unibe.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

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  • Ben D. Spycher,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

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  • John Sidle,

    Affiliation: Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya

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  • Ralf Weigel,

    Affiliation: Lighthouse Trust, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi

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  • Elvin H. Geng,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew P. Fox,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Patrick MacPhail,

    Affiliation: Right to Care, Themba Lethu Clinic, Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Gilles van Cutsem,

    Affiliation: Khayelitsha Médecins sans Frontières programme, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Eugène Messou,

    Affiliation: Centre de Prise en Charge, de Recherche et de Formation sur le VIH/SIDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Robin Wood,

    Affiliation: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Denis Nash,

    Affiliation: Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Margaret Pascoe,

    Affiliation: Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Diana Dickinson,

    Affiliation: Independent Surgery, Gaborone, Botswana

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  • Jean-François Etard,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/UMR 145, Montpellier, France

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  • James A. McIntyre,

    Affiliation: Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

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  • Martin W. G. Brinkhof,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

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  • for IeDEA East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa
  • Published: January 18, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000390

About the Authors

Matthias Egger, Ben D. Spycher, Martin W. G. Brinkhof
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
John Sidle
Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya
Ralf Weigel
Lighthouse Trust, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
Elvin H. Geng
Division of HIV/AIDS, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Matthew P. Fox
Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Patrick MacPhail
Right to Care, Themba Lethu Clinic, Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gilles van Cutsem
Khayelitsha Médecins sans Frontières programme, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Eugène Messou
Centre de Prise en Charge, de Recherche et de Formation sur le VIH/SIDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Robin Wood
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Denis Nash
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Margaret Pascoe
Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe
Diana Dickinson
Independent Surgery, Gaborone, Botswana
Jean-François Etard
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/UMR 145, Montpellier, France
James A. McIntyre
Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: egger@ispm.unibe.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ME BDS JS RW EHG MPF PM GvC EM RW DN MP DD JFE JAM MWB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ME BDS JS RW EHG MPF PM GvC EM RW DN MP DD JFE JAM MWB. Designed the experiments/the study: ME JFE MWB. Analyzed the data: ME BDS JFE MWB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: JS RW EHG PM GvC EM RW DN MP DD JAM. Enrolled patients: RW PM EM RW MP DD. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ME MWB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: BDS JS EHG MPF PM EM RW DN JFE JAM MWB. Responsible for data quality corrections to the AMPATH data: JS. Critical review of manuscript drafts: DN.