Utilization of and barriers to public sector tuberculosis services in India.

@article{Dandona2004UtilizationOA,
  title={Utilization of and barriers to public sector tuberculosis services in India.},
  author={Rakhi Dandona and Lalit Dandona and Ashish Mishra and Saroj Dhingra and K Venkatagopalakrishna and L. S. Chauhan},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={292-9}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis control in India still faces many challenges related to the provision of services under the Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) strategy. We assessed the utilization of and barriers to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) services based on DOTS in 4 states of India, and recommend actions to optimize utilization of the RNTCP services. METHODS Two districts each in 4 states with more than 50% of the population covered under the RNTCP… CONTINUE READING
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