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Table 1 Indicators for process evaluation

From: Implementing antiretroviral resistance testing in a primary health care HIV treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: early experiences, achievements and challenges


Data source


Uptake of testing (by medical officer and by clinic)

Study and laboratory records

Numbers enrolled by medical officer and by clinic

Proportion with valid genotype result

Laboratory records

Excludes instances of failed amplification or sequencing

Proportion with initial laboratory report

Laboratory records

Genotype report generated within laboratory

Proportion sent to specialist clinician

Laboratory email records

Genotype report sent by email to specialist clinician

Proportion with final laboratory report

Laboratory email records

Final report (with specialist clinician comments) issued by laboratory

Turnaround time (laboratory, specialist clinician, overall)

Study, laboratory and specialist clinician records

Laboratory – time from receipt of specimen to initial genotype result; specialist clinician – time from receipt of initial genotype result to generation of final laboratory report

Proportion switched to second-line regimen as recommended

Study and medical officer records; clinic file review

Concordance with specialist clinician recommendations