Table 1

Reasons for cases not being seen for results in facilities, Gauteng, Jan 2008 - June 2008
Reason Hospital n (%) Clinic n (%) Total count
Loss to follow up1 74 (76%) 11 (52%) 85 (72%)
Deceased 18 (19%) 7 (33%) 25 (21%)
Did not come for results2 4 (4%) 1 (5%) 5 (4%)
Relocated 1 (1%) 2 (10%) 3 (3%)
Total 97(100%) 21 (100%) 118 (100%)

1Tracing of patient by health facility worker unsuccessful.

2Patients who were traced e.g. by phone (and had appointments) who did fail to present at the health facility for follow-up.

Nkosi et al.

Nkosi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:268   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-268

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