Collection and consumption of self administered antituberculosis drugs under programme conditions
Gothi, G.D.; Savic, D.; Baily, G.V.S.; Rao, K.P.; Nair, S.S. and Samual, R (1971) Collection and consumption of self administered antituberculosis drugs under programme conditions. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 18 (4). pp. 107-113.
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Among 816 tuberculosis patients living in Bangalore city and anxious to take treatment from the Lady Willingdon TB Demonstration and Training Centre, Bangalore, 54 per cent made ten or more monthly drug collections over a period of fifteen months. Judged by urine test, on an average, at any point of time, 70 per cent of those who collected drugs in any treatment month consumed them. This by and large substantiates the prevailing impression that those who take the trouble of collecting drugs would also consume them. It therefore suggests that in the National Tuberculosis Programme it is more important to prevent default in drug collection than to supervise drug consumption.
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