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Table 4 Outcomes of pretreatment lost to follow-up patients

From: Pretreatment loss to follow-up of tuberculosis patients in Chennai, India: a cohort study with implications for health systems strengthening

Patients who did not start TB therapy within 14 days of diagnosis (n = 40) N (%)
 Alive and trackable by study team 21 (52.5)
 Not trackable by study team 17 (42.5)
 Died before starting therapy 2 (5.0)
Patients who started TB therapy but who were lost to follow-up or died before RNTCP registration (n = 36)
 Alive and trackable by study team 7 (19.4)
 Not trackable by study team 10 (27.8)
 Died after starting therapy but before RNTCP registration 19 (52.8)
All PTLFU patients (n = 76)
 Alive and trackable by study team 28 (36.8)
 Not trackable by study team 27 (35.5)
 Died before starting therapy or before RNTCP registration 21 (27.6)