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Table 1 ‘Lost to contact after referral’ among patients referred from the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope to peripheral health facilities for tuberculosis treatment, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2008–2013)

From: Using mobile phones to ensure that referred tuberculosis patients reach their treatment facilities: a call that makes a difference

Year Tuberculosis patients diagnosed Referred out for treatment initiation Lost to contact after referral
n (%)
Referred out for treatment continuation Lost to contact after referral
n (%)
2008 480 290 122 (42) 54 31 (57)
2009 557 327 102 (31) 47 35 (74)
2010 497 301 107 (36) 48 24 (50)
2011 465 240 45 (19) 68 19 (28)
2012 465 202 38 (19) 81 28 (36)
2013 440 223 150 (69) 67 34 (51)