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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