Skip to main content

Table 1 Reasons for cases not being seen for results in facilities, Gauteng, Jan 2008 - June 2008

From: Factors influencing specialist care referral of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Gauteng/South Africa: a descriptive questionnaire-based study

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%)
  1. 1Tracing of patient by health facility worker unsuccessful.
  2. 2Patients who were traced e.g. by phone (and had appointments) who did fail to present at the health facility for follow-up.