Use of standardised patients to assess quality of tuberculosis care: a pilot, cross-sectional study.

@article{Das2015UseOS,
  title={Use of standardised patients to assess quality of tuberculosis care: a pilot, cross-sectional study.},
  author={Jishnu Das and Ada T Kwan and Benjamin Daniels and Srinath Satyanarayana and Ramnath Subbaraman and Sofi Bergkvist and Ranendra Kumar Das and V Soami Das and Madhukar Pai},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={1305-13}
}
BACKGROUND Existing studies of the quality of tuberculosis care have relied on recall-based patient surveys, questionnaire surveys of knowledge, and prescription or medical record analysis, and the results mostly show the health-care provider's knowledge rather than actual practice. No study has used standardised patients to assess clinical practice. Therefore we aimed to assess quality of care for tuberculosis using such patients. METHODS We did a pilot, cross-sectional validation study of a… CONTINUE READING
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