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SETTING The optimal treatment for latent tuberculosis infection consists of isoniazid (H, INH) for 9-12 months. Although INH for 6 months (6H) is more cost-effective than the 12-month regimen, the cost-effectiveness of the 6H regimen and that of INH for 9 months (9H) have not been compared. OBJECTIVE To compare the cost-effectiveness of treatment with 6H(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the strategy of controlling the contacts of tuberculosis patients with latent tuberculosis infection by means of treatment with rifampin for 4 months or isoniazid for 9 months. The cost was the sum of the cost of treating latent tuberculosis infection in all contacts plus the cost of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the cost-effectiveness ratio of rifampin for 4 months and isoniazid for 6 months in contacts with latent tuberculosis infection. METHODS The cost was the sum of the cost of treatment with isoniazid for 6 months or with rifampin for 4 months of all contacts plus the cost of treatment of cases of tuberculosis not avoided. The(More)
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