The number of privately treated tuberculosis cases in India: an estimation from drug sales data

by Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Deepak Batra, Sunil Khaparde et al.
Lancet Infect Dis 2016, Published Online August 24, 2016

6 pp. 276 kB
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(16)30259-6.pdfcov200h

India’s private sector is treating an enormous number of patients for tuberculosis, appreciably higher than has been previously recognised. Accordingly, there is a re-doubled need to address this burden and to strengthen surveillance. Tuberculosis burden estimates in India and worldwide require revision.

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