"Treatment is of primary importance, and social assistance is secondary": A qualitative study on the organisation of tuberculosis (TB) care and patients' experience of starting and staying on TB treatment in Riga, Latvia

@inproceedings{Kielmann2018TreatmentIO,
  title={"Treatment is of primary importance, and social assistance is secondary": A qualitative study on the organisation of tuberculosis (TB) care and patients' experience of starting and staying on TB treatment in Riga, Latvia},
  author={Karina Kielmann and Nicole Carrasco Vidal and Vija Riekstiņa and Maria Krutikov and Marieke J van der Werf and Evita Biraua and Predrag Duric and David A J Moore},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Vulnerable individuals with tuberculosis (TB) struggle to access and stay on treatment. While patient-related and social barriers to TB treatment adherence are well documented, less is known about how the organisation and delivery of TB care influences adherence behaviour. AIM To examine the influence of TB service organisation and culture on patients' experience of starting and staying on treatment in Riga, Latvia. METHODS An intervention package to support adherence to TB… CONTINUE READING
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