Measurement and determinants of tuberculosis outcome in Karonga District, Malawi.

  title={Measurement and determinants of tuberculosis outcome in Karonga District, Malawi.},
  author={Judith R. Glynn and David K. Warndorff and Paul E. M. Fine and M M Munthali and W Sichone and Jorg M P{\"o}nnighaus},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={76 3},
Evaluation of disease outcome is central to the assessment of tuberculosis (TB) control programmes. In the study reported in this article we examined the factors influencing the measurement of outcome, survival rates during and after treatment, smear conversion rates, and relapse rates for patients diagnosed with TB in a rural area of Malawi between 1986 and mid-1994. Patients with less certain diagnoses of TB were more likely to die than those with confirmed TB, both among those who were… CONTINUE READING
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