National Tuberculosis Programme: belative merits of enhancing the operational efficiency of different components of the treatment programme

Radhakrishna, S. (1983) National Tuberculosis Programme: belative merits of enhancing the operational efficiency of different components of the treatment programme. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 30 (1). pp. 3-8.

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Abstract

The three main components of the tuberculosis treatment programme are case-finding, case-holding and chemotherapy and their efficiencies at the moment arc estimated to be approximately 30%, 35% and 75%, respectively. From this, it follows that less than 8% of the tuberculous patients in the community are being successfully treated. This paper demonstrates that appreciable improvement in the overall success of the treatment programme depends much more on increasing the efficiency of case-finding and case-holding than on evolving more and more effective regimens under study conditions. It is concluded that operational studies in case-finding and case-holding are urgently required. The few studies undertaken in these areas are reviewed, and some recommendations are made for improved performance of the treatment programme

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Treatment, Case Holding, Chemotherapy, National Tuberculosis Programme, Case Finding, Isoniazid, Thioacetazone, PAS, Streptomycin, Drug Combinations
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Natural Sciences > Time
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Organic Chemicals > Carboxylic Acids > Hydroxy Acids > Hydroxybenzoic Acids > Salicylic Acids > Aminosalicylic Acids > p-Aminosalicylic Acid
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Schedule
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2593
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 February 2008

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