Cost-effectiveness of screening compared to case-finding approaches to tuberculosis in long-term care facilities for the elderly.

@article{Marchand1999CosteffectivenessOS,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of screening compared to case-finding approaches to tuberculosis in long-term care facilities for the elderly.},
  author={R S Marchand and Pierre Tousignant and Hong Chang},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={563-70}
}
BACKGROUND To determine if the more interventionist approach of screening with the tuberculin test and chemoprophylaxis for high-risk positive reactors to control tuberculosis in long-term care facilities is cost-effective when compared to the case-finding and treatment approach. METHOD A decision-analysis model was designed wherein systematic screening with the tuberculin skin test of all elderly patients newly admitted to facilities was compared to public health interventions restricted to… CONTINUE READING

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