Extreme condition, extreme measures? Compliance, drug resistance, and the control of tuberculosis.

@article{Harper2010ExtremeCE,
  title={Extreme condition, extreme measures? Compliance, drug resistance, and the control of tuberculosis.},
  author={Ian Harper},
  journal={Anthropology & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={201-14}
}
This paper explores the issue of compliance by focusing on the control of tuberculosis. In the last ten years, patient compliance in tuberculosis control has discursively shifted from 'direct observation' of therapy to more patient-centred focus and support drawing on rights-based approaches in dealing with health care provision. At the same time, there has been an increased international concern with the rise of drug resistant forms of tuberculosis, and how to manage this. This paper looks at… CONTINUE READING

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