Default from tuberculosis treatment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Who are these defaulters and why do they default?

@article{Hasker2008DefaultFT,
  title={Default from tuberculosis treatment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Who are these defaulters and why do they default?},
  author={Epco Hasker and Maksad Khodjikhanov and Shakhnoz Usarova and Umid Asamidinov and Umida Yuldashova and Marieke J. van der Werf and Gulnoz Uzakova and J. R. van der Veen},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={97 - 97}
}
BACKGROUND In Tashkent (Uzbekistan), TB treatment is provided in accordance with the DOTS strategy. Of 1087 pulmonary TB patients started on treatment in 2005, 228 (21%) defaulted. This study investigates who the defaulters in Tashkent are, when they default and why they default. METHODS We reviewed the records of 126 defaulters (cases) and 132 controls and collected information on time of default, demographic factors, social factors, potential risk factors for default, characteristics of… CONTINUE READING
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