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Table 3 Facility-level indicators of adherence and clinic attendance across health facilities in four countries based on exit interviews and record review

From: Measuring adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor settings: The feasibility of collecting routine data for key indicators

  Median facility percentages
(minimum, 25 th percentile, 75 th percentile, maximum value)
Indicator and Data Source Kenya Rwanda Uganda Ethiopia
Self-report from exit interview (19 facilities/373 patients) (18 facilities/285 patients) (19 facilities/408 patients) (20 facilities/565 patients)
Perfect self-reported adherence in last 3 days 96.7
(80,95,100,100)
100
(60,84,100,100)
96.7
(63,91,100,100)
96.7
(90,93,100,100)
Mean self-reported adherence over past 3 days 99.4
(89,98,100,100)
100
(88,95,100,100)
99.4
(85,98,100,100)
99.6
(96,99,100,100)
Days covered by dispensed medicine from records (20 facilities/936 records) (17 facilities/1279 records) (19 facilities/1693 records) (20 facilities/1982 records)
Mean % of days covered by medicine dispensed 90
(25,82,95,100)
95
(88,93,97,99)
91
(76,86,92,97)
93
(82,92,95,99)
% of patients with ≥ 95% days covered by medicine dispensed 63
(12,58,79,100)
80
(54,63,87,99)
52
(20,46,69,81)
76
(55,69,82,94)
% of patients with ≥ 30 days gap in medicines dispensed 15
(0,7,30,41)
2
(0,1,6,12)
19
(0,12,24,42)
9
(0,5,13,33)
Patient attendance at clinic from records (19 facilities/1060 records) (20 facilities/1354 records) (19 facilities/1690 records) (20 facilities/1982 records)
On or before day of appointment 84
(25,77,92,100)
91
(14,79,95,98)
79
(15,66,87,100)
72
(58,64,79,99)
Within three days of appointment -- 96
(67,93,97,100)
80
(20,75,91,100)
87
(72,84,93,99)
Within thirty days of appointment 98*
(52,96,100,100)
99
(96,97,100,100)
95
(29,88,97,100)
99
(87,94,100,100)
  1. -- Data not collected
  2. * Within 60 days of appointment