Health workers’ performance in the implementation of Patient Centred Tuberculosis Treatment (PCT) strategy under programmatic conditions in Tanzania: a cross sectional study

by Abdallah Mkopi, Nyagosya Range, Mbaraka Amuri et al.
BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:101 (16 March 2013)

15 pp. 216 kB:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6963-13-101.pdf

Patient Centred Tuberculosis Treatment (PCT) is a promising treatment delivery strategy for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). It aims to improve adherence to treatment by giving patients the choice of having drug intake supervised at the health facility by a medical professional or at home by a supporter of their choice. The authors conclude that the provision of choice of treatment location, information on treatment, and guidance for treatment supporters need to be improved. There is a requirement for regular re-training of health workers with effective supportive supervision if successful implementation of the PCT approach is to be sustained.

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