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Tuberculosis treatment with mobile-phone medication reminders in northern Thailand.

@article{Kunawararak2011TuberculosisTW,
  title={Tuberculosis treatment with mobile-phone medication reminders in northern Thailand.},
  author={P. Kunawararak and S. Pongpanich and Sakarin Chantawong and P. Pokaew and P. Traisathit and K. Srithanaviboonchai and T. Plipat},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          1444-51
        }
}
  • P. Kunawararak, S. Pongpanich, +4 authors T. Plipat
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
  • Thailand's implementation of the Directly Observed Treatment, Short course (DOTS) strategy to increase tuberculosis (TB) control program efficacy has not achieved the World Health Organization (WHO) TB key targets. We defined two TB control models in the study. Patients in Model 1 were treated with a conventional DOTS strategy and in Model 2, patients were treated the same as Model method 1 but were given a phone call reminder to take their medication. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB… CONTINUE READING

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