Do active case-finding projects increase the number of tuberculosis cases notified at national level?

by K. G. Koura, A. Trébucq, V. Schwoebel
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol. 21, Nr. 1, 1 January 2017, pp. 73-78

7 pp. 279 kB
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iuatld/ijtld/2017/00000021/00000001/art00014

The objective of the study was to analyse the impact of active tuberculosis case finding (ACF) projects on the number of sputum smear-positive (SS+) tuberculosis (TB) cases notified at national level. The authors conclude that the TB REACH project had no impact on SS+ TB cases notified at national level in almost all countries during and after the intervention. ACF projects are pilot studies that are often difficult to reproduce at national level due to their high cost and the lack of human resources.

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