Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Nepal

  title={Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Nepal},
  author={Rajendra Basnet and Sven Gudmund Hinderaker and Donald A. Enarson and Pushpa Malla and Odd M\orkve},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  pages={236 - 236}
BACKGROUND Identifying reasons for delay in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis is important for the health system to find ways to treat patients as early as possible, and hence reduce the suffering of patients and transmission of the disease. The objectives of this study was to assess the duration of delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and to investigate its determinants. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a structured questionnaire in 307 new tuberculosis patients… CONTINUE READING


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