Potential yield of pulmonary tuberculosis cases by direct microscopy of sputum in a district of South india

Baily, G.V.; Savie, Y.D.; Gothi, G.D.; Naidu, V.B. and Nair, S.S. (1967) Potential yield of pulmonary tuberculosis cases by direct microscopy of sputum in a district of South india. Bull. Org. mond. Santé; Bull. Wld Hlth Org., 37. pp. 875-892.

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Abstract

In the District Tuberculosis Programme in India, which is part of a national programme, case-finding and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis are integrated into the general health services. With such an integration, it is desirable, in order to forecast possible achievements, to understand the additional work-load that the programme will impose upon the existing health institutions and to assess the potential of these institutions for case-finding and treatment. The operational study described in this paper was made under programme conditions in a district in South India and is an examination of the case-finding potential of rural health institutions, using direct microscopy of sputum for diagnosis, and of the additional work-load involved by such case-finding. Under the conditions found in the course of the study, it is clear that a substantial proportion (at least 65 %)of pulmonary tuberculosis cases prevalent in the district can be detected by the existing staffs with an easily manageable work-load.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary tuberculosis, Sputum, Microscopy, South india, District Tuberculosis Programme
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Investigative Techniques > Microscopy
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:394
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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