Patient choice promotes adherence in preventive treatment for latent tuberculosis.

@article{Rennie2007PatientCP,
  title={Patient choice promotes adherence in preventive treatment for latent tuberculosis.},
  author={Timothy W Rennie and Graham Henry Bothamley and Dita Engova and Ian Peter Bates},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={728-35}
}
The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of patient choice on completion rates and adverse drug reactions for patients treated for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) using 3-month rifampicin and isoniazid treatment (3RH) or 6-month isoniazid treatment (6H). Data for all patients treated using 3RH or 6H for LTBI between 1998 and 2004 were analysed. In total, 675 patients attended for chemoprophylaxis. Of these, 314 received 3RH and 277 received 6H. From April 1, 2000, patients… CONTINUE READING

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