Randomised controlled trial of self-supervised and directly observed treatment of tuberculosis.

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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is a major public-health problem in South Africa, made worse by poor adherence to and frequent interruption of treatment. Direct observation (DO) of tuberculosis patients taking their drugs is supposed to improve treatment completion and outcome. We compared DO with self-supervision, in which patients on the same drug regimen are not… (More)

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@article{Zwarenstein1998RandomisedCT, title={Randomised controlled trial of self-supervised and directly observed treatment of tuberculosis.}, author={Merrick Zwarenstein and J H Schoeman and C Vundule and Carl J. Lombard and Michael V. Tatley}, journal={Lancet}, year={1998}, volume={352 9137}, pages={1340-3} }