Table 3

Summary of major causes of hospital care utilization prior to and on ART

Outpatient visits

Inpatient days



Hospital type

Secondary

Tertiary

Total (%)

Secondary

Tertiary

Total (%)


Tuberculosis & Bronchiectasis

6

703 1

Other bacterial infections

4

7

40

12

Cryptococcal Meningitis

14

90

42

Other fungal infections

7

3

28

Kaposi's sarcoma

33

Other HIV-related neoplasms

1

8

173

Protozoan infections

3

3

19

23

Warts

10

11

CMV Retinitis

15

4

Other Viral infections

1

15

1

5

Other HIV-related events

2

10

17

All HIV-related events

142 (50)

1168 (78)


Efavirenz reaction

5

13

Nevirapine reaction

1

21

Stavudine reaction

11

56

19

All ART drug reactions

11 (4)

115 (8)


Investigations 2

14

14 (5)

-


Antenatal care

4

8

7

21

Gynecological

7

9

Hepatic

6

12

16

6

Ophthalmic

19

5

Cardio-vascular

5

46

Other

24

31

75

26

All non-HIV-related events

116 (41)

211 (14)



Total

102

181

1087

407


1 Includes admissions to specialist tuberculosis hospital. 2 Cause remained uncertain after investigation.

Harling et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:80   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-80

Open Data