Table 1

Variables collected in the Electronic Patient Tracking System


Health Services

-Clinic identification number

-Patient identification number

-Patient identification number

-Date of visit

-Date of enrollment at HIV clinic

-Type of provider seen

-Pregnancy status at time of enrollment

-Pregnant at time of visit

-Number of months pregnant at enrollment






-Site of HIV testing

-CD4 count

-Date of HIV testing

-CD4 percentage

-Results of HIV testing

-Date of CD4 count

-City of residence

-Viral load

-Neighborhood of residence

-Date of viral load

-Marital status

-Clinical diagnoses*

-Type of employment

-WHO stage

-Years of education

-CTX prophylaxis

-Type of higher education

-TB prophylaxis

-Patient active at HIV clinic (yes/no)

-Patient receiving ART

-Reason patient left HIV clinic

-Type of ART regimen

-Date patient left HIV clinic

-Type of ART refill visit

-Date the HIV clinic found out patient left

-# of pills dispensed

-Exit comments

-Next refill date

-ART committee date

-Receiving TB treatment

-Patient receiving ART (yes/no)


-ART start date

-Type of ART initiation (new patient or transferred from another facility)

-Comments about treatment

-Pregnancy status at time of treatment initiation

-Prophylaxis for PMTCT

-Prophylaxis type

-Prophylaxis date

*includes 63 clinical diagnoses; HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus; ART - Antiretroviral Therapy; WHO - World Health Organization; PMTCT - Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission; CTX - Cotrimaxazole; TB - Tuberculosis; CD4 - Cluster of Differentiation 4

Lambdin et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-30

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