'Sputnik': a programmatic approach to improve tuberculosis treatment adherence and outcome among defaulters.

@article{Gelmanova2011SputnikAP,
  title={'Sputnik': a programmatic approach to improve tuberculosis treatment adherence and outcome among defaulters.},
  author={Irina Y Gelmanova and Dmitry V Taran and Sergey P. Mishustin and Andrey Golubkov and Alina V. Solovyova and Shafique Keshavjee},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={
          1373-9
        }
}
SETTING A novel patient-centered tuberculosis (TB) treatment delivery program, 'Sputnik', was introduced for patients at high risk of treatment default in Tomsk City, Russian Federation. OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of the Sputnik intervention on patient default rates. DESIGN We analyzed the characteristics of patients referred to the program, treatment adherence of Sputnik program enrollees before and during the intervention, and final outcomes for all patients referred to the Sputnik… CONTINUE READING

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