Case finding and treatment in the national tuberculosis programme
Arora, B. C. (1976) Case finding and treatment in the national tuberculosis programme. NTI Newsletter, 13 (2). pp. 35-39.
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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in an individual presenting with symptoms is a clinical function. Case finding means diagnosis of tuberculosis in a population group and it is a public health concept. Case finding can be defined as an organised systematic attempt to discover (diagnose) nearly all the real patients of tuberculosis, present in a community, by standard examination procedures. In other words, it is an extension of’ the diagnostic function of the static clinic. The unit of diagnosis shifts from the. Individual and may include the entire community or only certain sectors of the community depending upon epidemiological, sociological, operational and social considerations.
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