Quality of tuberculosis care at different levels of health care in Brazil in 2013.

@article{Bartholomay2016QualityOT,
  title={Quality of tuberculosis care at different levels of health care in Brazil in 2013.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Bartholomay and Daniele Maria Pelissari and Wildo Navegantes de Ara{\'u}jo and Zaida Estela Yad{\'o}n and Einar Heldal},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={3-11}
}
Objective To assess 1) the burden and socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) cases, and 2) the quality of TB care provided to patients who entered and remained within each health care service level (primary, secondary, or tertiary) and those who moved from one level to another, using process and results indicators. Methods This cross-sectional operational research study assessed new smear-positive pulmonary TB cases diagnosed in Brazilian state capitals in 2013… CONTINUE READING

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