Cost-effectiveness of routine diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary tuberculosis in a primary care unit in Brazil.

Abstract

SETTING Primary health care unit in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil. OBJECTIVE To estimate and compare the cost-effectiveness of strategies used for passive case finding of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases using tests available at the primary care level. DESIGN Data on PTB suspects were reviewed, and a decision model was developed using sputum smear… (More)
DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0073

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