An innovative model for tuberculosis control: an academic medical center-public health department partnership.


Between 1996 and 1999, the incidence rate of active tuberculosis (TB) in Olmsted County, Minnesota, increased by 365%--from 3.4 cases per 100,000 population to 15.8 per 100,000 people. The need for early detection and treatment of TB, efficient care delivery, and cost containment led to the establishment in 2001 of an innovative centralized TB clinic. The… (More)