Tuberculosis patient adherence to direct observation: results of a social study in Pakistan.

  title={Tuberculosis patient adherence to direct observation: results of a social study in Pakistan.},
  author={M. Mubashir A. Khan and John D Walley and Sophie N. Witter and Syad K Shah and Sheikh Javeed},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={20 6},
A randomized controlled trial was carried out in Pakistan in 1999 to establish the effectiveness of the direct observation component of DOTS programmes. It found no significant differences in cure rates for patients directly observed by health facility workers, community health workers or by family members, as compared with the control group who had self-administered treatment. This paper reports on the social studies which were carried out during and after this trial, to explain these results… CONTINUE READING

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