Patient and disease characteristics, and outcome of treatment defaulters from the Singapore TB control unit--a one-year retrospective survey.

@article{Chee2000PatientAD,
  title={Patient and disease characteristics, and outcome of treatment defaulters from the Singapore TB control unit--a one-year retrospective survey.},
  author={Cynthia Bin-Eng Chee and Irving Charles Boudville and Suk Ping Chan and Ying Kiat Zee and Yee Tang Sonny Wang},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={
          496-503
        }
}
SETTING The Singapore Tuberculosis Control Unit. OBJECTIVES 1) To identify any demographic, social, disease or treatment-related characteristics which may be predictive of patients defaulting from treatment; 2) to assess the effectiveness of home visits as a means of defaulter recall; 3) to ascertain outcome in these patients. DESIGN A retrospective, case-controlled study of TB treatment defaulters, defined as patients who missed their scheduled appointments and required a home visit to… CONTINUE READING

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