A cost-effectiveness analysis of directly observed therapy vs self-administered therapy for treatment of tuberculosis.

@article{Burman1997ACA,
  title={A cost-effectiveness analysis of directly observed therapy vs self-administered therapy for treatment of tuberculosis.},
  author={William J. Burman and Christine Boag Dalton and David L. Cohn and James R. G. Butler and Randall R. Reves},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To compare the costs and effectiveness of directly observed therapy (DOT) vs self-administered therapy (SAT) for the treatment of active tuberculosis. DESIGN Decision analysis. SETTING We used published rates for failure of therapy, relapse, and acquired multidrug resistance during the initial treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis cases using DOT or SAT. We estimated costs of tuberculosis treatment at an urban tuberculosis control program, a municipal hospital, and a… CONTINUE READING