Survey of physician use of radiography and sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis and follow-up in Botswana.

@article{Huebner1997SurveyOP,
  title={Survey of physician use of radiography and sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis and follow-up in Botswana.},
  author={Robin E. Huebner and Themba Lebogang Moeti and Nancy J Binkin and D W Rumisha},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1997},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={333-8}
}
SETTING National survey of physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and monitoring in Botswana. OBJECTIVE To assess adherence to national guidelines for TB diagnosis and monitoring. DESIGN Questionnaires were mailed to all physicians registered with the Ministry of Health. RESULTS The response rate was 69%. Diagnostic and follow-up practices differed substantially from national recommendations. Senior District Medical Officers (SDMOs) were the most… CONTINUE READING