Kari Liippo

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BACKGROUND We investigated the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a two-year cohort of all treated culture-verified pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases to establish a basis for improving outcomes. METHODS Medical records of all cases in 1995 - 1996 were abstracted to assess outcome of treatment. Outcome was(More)
BACKGROUND In Finland, a national programme for COPD prevention and treatment was developed in 1998. The main goals of the programme were to diagnose COPD as early as possible and to encourage people to quit smoking. The role of primary health care was emphasized in the programme. Our aim was to investigate the use of spirometry and recording of smoking(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the treatments given, the outcome and the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a national two-year cohort of culture-verified extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Finland. METHODS Medical records of all cases in 1995 - 1996 were abstracted to assess treatment and outcome, using the(More)
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