Tracking of Inter-Facility Patient Transfers and Retention on Antiretroviral Treatment in Namibia. Presenter Naita Nashilongo Ministry of Health and Social Services.
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Ministry of Health and Social Services
Authors: Pereko, Dawn (1); Sumbi, Victor (1); Mazibuko, Greatjoy (2); Mabirizi, David (1); Wellwood, Sandya (3); Brandt, Laura (3); Lates, Jennie (2); Naita Nashilongo (2); Kangudie, Mbayi (4)
Affiliations: (1) Management Sciences for Health/ Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems; (2) Ministry of Health and Social Services; (3) International Training and Education Center for Health; (4) United States Agency for International Development
Aim of study
* Of all 202 patients re-admitted, 77% were still active on treatment, 1.5% had died, and 12% were lost to follow up. 9.5% were either stopped by physician or had missing data
Treatment gap observed for transferred out patients
Electronic dispensing data were available for only 65 of the 202 patients found to have been re-absorbed after being transferred out