Screening of immigrants in the UK for imported latent tuberculosis: a multicentre cohort study and cost-effectiveness analysis

@inproceedings{Pareek2011ScreeningOI,
  title={Screening of immigrants in the UK for imported latent tuberculosis: a multicentre cohort study and cost-effectiveness analysis},
  author={Manish Pareek and John P Watson and Lawrence Peter Ormerod and Onn Min Kon and Gerrit Woltmann and Peter J White and Ibrahim Abubakar and Ajit Lalvani},
  booktitle={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Continuing rises in tuberculosis notifications in the UK are attributable to cases in foreign-born immigrants. National guidance for immigrant screening is hampered by a lack of data about the prevalence of, and risk factors for, latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of latent infection in immigrants to the UK to define which groups should be screened and to quantify cost-effectiveness. METHODS In our multicentre cohort study and cost… CONTINUE READING
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