Non-hospital DOT and early diagnosis of tuberculosis reduce costs while achieving treatment success.

@article{Pichenda2012NonhospitalDA,
  title={Non-hospital DOT and early diagnosis of tuberculosis reduce costs while achieving treatment success.},
  author={K Pichenda and Keiko Nakamura and Akiko Morita and Masashi Kizuki and Kaoruko Seino and Tomoyuki Takano},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={828-34}
}
OBJECTIVE 1) To evaluate the tuberculosis (TB) related financial burden of patients and health care providers over the course of diagnosis and treatment by choice of directly observed treatment (DOT); and 2) to examine treatment outcomes for different DOT programmes in Cambodia. SETTING AND DESIGN: Subjects were patients diagnosed with smear-positive pulmonary TB between July 2008 and January 2009 at 17 health facilities providing multiple DOT programmes. Treatment outcomes for the different… CONTINUE READING

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