TB treatment: as simple as DOT?

  title={TB treatment: as simple as DOT?},
  author={D. Stuart Pope and Richard E. Chaisson},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={7 7},
Treatment completion continues to be an unmet challenge in tuberculosis (TB) control worldwide. Since the introduction of DOTS by the World Health Organization in 1993, directly observed therapy (DOT) has been promoted as the centerpiece of the strategy. The results of three randomized controlled studies designed to evaluate the effects of DOT on treatment completion, and carried out in South Africa, Thailand and Pakistan, showed conflicting results. It is doubtful that any of the studies… CONTINUE READING
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