Wajanga BM, Webster LE, Peck RN, Downs JA, Mate K, Smart LR, Fitzgerald DW. Inpatient mortality of HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa and possible interventions: a mixed methods review. BMC health services research. 2014 Dec 3;14(14). 627 p. PMID: 25465206 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4265398
Despite the increased availability of anti-retroviral therapy, in-hospital HIV mortality remains high in sub-Saharan Africa. Reports from Senegal, Malawi, and Tanzania show rates of in-hospital, HIV-related mortality ranging from 24.2% to 44%. This mixed methods review explored the potential causes of preventable in-hospital mortality associated with HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa in the anti-retroviral era.