A follow-up study of patients of pulmonary tuberculosis treated in an urban clinic

Singh, M.M. and Banerji, D. (1968) A follow-up study of patients of pulmonary tuberculosis treated in an urban clinic. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 15 (4). pp. 157-164.

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Abstract

A two-year follow up study of treatment default among 193 patients of pulmonary tuberculosis receiving domiciliary treatment in a Delhi urban clinic, providing services accor- ding to the broad recommendations of the National Tuberculosis Programme, revealed that the percentage of defaulting (i.e. collecting drug for less than 10 months) fell from 57.0% to 44.0% when the duration for calculating drug collection was raised from 12 months to 24 months. The propensity to default appears to be inversely related to—(a) the precision of diagnosis; and (b) the extent of lesion; while the defaulter rate was 20.2% among those who were intially sputum positive, it was 100% among those sputum negative cases who had only minimal radiological lesions.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Follow-up Study, Urban Clinic, Domiciliary treatment, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Sputum, National Tuberculosis Programme
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services > Home Care Services
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:1106
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:07 November 2005

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