Health seeking and perceived causes of tuberculosis among patients in Manila, Philippines.

@article{Auer2000HealthSA,
  title={Health seeking and perceived causes of tuberculosis among patients in Manila, Philippines.},
  author={Christian Weismann Christian Mayr Heike Egger Alena Auer and Jesus Sarol and Marcel Tanner and Matthew W Weiss},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={648-56}
}
Inefficient case finding is an important stumbling block to successful control of tuberculosis (TB). Multiple health seeking may account for delayed case finding. Health-seeking behaviour, health seeking delay, perceived causes, and perceived quality of care related to TB were studied in interviews with 319 sputum smear-positive TB patients. The patients were treated in 22 governmental health centres of Malabon, a municipality of Metro Manila, Philippines. Only 29% of the respondents had gone… CONTINUE READING