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Table 4 Selected retention indicators

From: From policy to practice: exploring the implementation of antiretroviral therapy access and retention policies between 2013 and 2016 in six sub-Saharan African countries

Indicators Kenya Malawi South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe
  Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 Round 2
Number of facilities N = 38 N = 40 N = 5 N = 5 N = 23 N = 23 N = 15 N = 15 N = 19 N = 18 N = 15 N = 35
Facilities that conducted pill count in every visit (n (%)) 30 (78.9) 35 (87.5) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 12 (52.2) 7 (30.4) 10 (66.7) 7 (46.7) 15 (78.9) 12 (66.7) 13 (92.9) 35 (100)
Facilities with missing data (n)            1  
Facilities that conducted home visits or made calls or sent text messages to patients with suboptimal adherence (n (%)) 12 (31.6) 19 (47.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (4.3) 10 (43.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (13.3) 9 (47.4) 8 (44.4) 4 (26.7) 12 (34.3)
Facilities that conducted home visits or made calls or sent text messages to patients who had missed their visits (n (%)) 36 (94.7) 40 (100.0) 4 (80.0) 5 (100.0) 23 (100.0) 23 (100.0) 9 (60.0) 10 (66.7) 18 (94.7) 18 (100.0) 12 (80.0) 35 (100.0)
Facilities that encouraged ART patients to join a peer support group (n (%)) 38 (100.0) 36 (90.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 13 (92.9) 20 (87.0) 13 (86.7) 10 (66.7) 15 (83.3) 18 (100.0) 13 (86.7) 30 (85.7)
Facilities with missing data (n)      9     1    
Facilities that provided nutritional supplements to those undernourished (n (%)) 38 (100.0) 38 (95.00 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 23 (100.0) 23 (100.0) 3 (21.0) 3 (20.0) 9 (47.4) 9 (50.0) 12 (80.0) 27 (77.1)
Facilities with missing data (n)        1      
Facilities that encouraged ART patients to enrol for home based care (n (%)) 35 (94.6) 29 (72.5) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 21 (91.3) 13 (100.0) 13 (100.0) 16 (84.2) 17 (94.4) 15 (100.0) 32 (91.4)
Facilities with missing data (n) 1     1