Definitions and reporting framework for tuberculosis – 2013 revision

World Health Organization, 2013

48 pp. 2.5 MB:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/79199/1/9789241505345_eng.pdf

Collection of tuberculosis (TB) data forms part of the general health information system. For data to be comparable within and between the national TB programmes (NTPs), standard definitions of key concepts captured by NTP information systems need to be used. This document revises previous WHO standard case definitions for TB and drug-resistant TB, the categories used to assign outcomes, and the standard reporting framework for TB.

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