Follow-up and tracing of tuberculosis patients who fail to attend their scheduled appointments in Cotonou, Benin: a retrospective cohort study

Determined the contribution of tracing activities for those who missed scheduled appointments towards a successful treatment outcome

Abstract

A retrospective cohort study carried out among all smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated between January and September 2013. Data on demographic and diagnostic characteristics and treatment outcomes were accessed from tuberculosis registers and treatment cards. Information on those who missed their scheduled appointments was collected from the tracing tuberculosis register. A univariate analysis was performed to explore factors associated with missing a scheduled appointment.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Serge Ade, Arnaud Trébucq, , Anthony D. Harries, Gabriel Ade, Gildas Agodokpessi, Prudence Wachinou1 Dissou Affolabi,Sévérin Anagonou (2016) Follow-up and tracing of tuberculosis patients who fail to attend their scheduled appointments in Cotonou, Benin: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Services Research (2016) 16:5 DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-1219-z

Follow-up and tracing of tuberculosis patients who fail to attend their scheduled appointments in Cotonou, Benin: a retrospective cohort study

Published 1 January 2016