The benefits to communities and individuals of screening for active tuberculosis disease: a systematic review.

@article{Kranzer2013TheBT,
  title={The benefits to communities and individuals of screening for active tuberculosis disease: a systematic review.},
  author={Katharina Kranzer and Hoviyeh Afnan-Holmes and Keturah Tomlin and Jonathan Eric Golub and Adrienne E Shapiro and Albertus Schaap and E. L. Corbett and Knut L{\"o}nnroth and Judith R. Glynn},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={432-46}
}
BACKGROUND Screening for tuberculosis (TB) disease aims to improve early TB case detection. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes for people with TB and to reduce Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in the community through improved case detection, reduction in diagnostic delays and early treatment. Before screening programmes are recommended, evidence is needed of individual and/or community-level benefits. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the literature to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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