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Research Article

Adjusting Mortality for Loss to Follow-Up: Analysis of Five ART Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Martin W. G. Brinkhof equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Ben D. Spycher

    Affiliation: Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Ben D. Spycher equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Ben D. Spycher

    Affiliation: Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Constantin Yiannoutsos,

    Affiliation: Division of Biostatistics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Ralf Weigel,

    Affiliation: Lighthouse Trust at Kamuzu Central Hospital and Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi

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  • Robin Wood,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Eugène Messou,

    Affiliation: Programme PAC-CI, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Andrew Boulle,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Matthias Egger mail,

    egger@ispm.unibe.ch

    Affiliation: Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Jonathan A. C. Sterne,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • for the International epidemiological Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA)
  • Published: November 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014149

About the Authors

Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Ben D. Spycher, Matthias Egger
Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Constantin Yiannoutsos
Division of Biostatistics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Ralf Weigel
Lighthouse Trust at Kamuzu Central Hospital and Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
Robin Wood
Faculty of Health Sciences, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Eugène Messou
Programme PAC-CI, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Andrew Boulle
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Jonathan A. C. Sterne
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: egger@ispm.unibe.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MWB ME JACS. Performed the experiments: MWB BS. Analyzed the data: MWB BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CTY RW RW EM AB JACS. Wrote the paper: MWB BS CTY RW RW EM AB ME JACS.