Use of a standardised checklist to assess peripheral sputum smear microscopy laboratories for tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda.

@article{Aziz2002UseOA,
  title={Use of a standardised checklist to assess peripheral sputum smear microscopy laboratories for tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda.},
  author={Mohamed A. Abdel Aziz and Gisela Bretzel},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          340-9
        }
}
SETTING TB diagnostic units in Uganda. OBJECTIVES To assess and improve the supervision and performance of sputum smear microscopy in the peripheral diagnostic units in Uganda using a standardised laboratory checklist. DESIGN A standardised checklist was developed and used during the quarterly supervisory visits of the District TB and Leprosy Supervisors for five quarters from the fourth quarter of 1997 until the last quarter of 1998. Individual peripheral laboratory performance was… CONTINUE READING

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