Domestic returns from investment in the control of tuberculosis in other countries.

  title={Domestic returns from investment in the control of tuberculosis in other countries.},
  author={Kevin Schwartzman and Olivia Oxlade and Robert G. Barr and Franque Grimard and Ivelisse Acosta and Jeannette Baez and Elizabeth Ferreira and Ricardo El{\'i}as Melgen and Willy Morose and Arturo Cruz Salgado and Vary Jacquet and Susan Maloney and Kayla F. Laserson and Ariel Pablos Mendez and Dick Menzies},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={353 10},
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that investments to improve the control of tuberculosis in selected high-incidence countries would prove to be cost saving for the United States by reducing the incidence of the disease among migrants. METHODS Using decision analysis, we estimated tuberculosis-related morbidity, mortality, and costs among legal immigrants and refugees, undocumented migrants, and temporary visitors from Mexico after their entry into the United States. We assessed the current strategy… CONTINUE READING
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