Estimation of number of repeat examinations required to detect all tuberculosis cases in the community
Rajalakshmi, R. and Nair, S.S. (1976) Estimation of number of repeat examinations required to detect all tuberculosis cases in the community. Indian Journal of Public Health, 20 (3). pp. 118-121.
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Examination of only one sample of sputum cannot detect all the sputum positive cases in the community or among out patients attending health institutions. Number of studies have reported addition of positives through examination of a second specimen.A study based on the examination of eight sputum samples from the eligibles, using uniform techniques, was conducted.The pattern of additional yield, according to multiple examinations required to arrive at the true value of prevalence in the community has also been estimated.
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