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History of tuberculosis and drug resistance.
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PMID:  23281996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: In their historical overview of global efforts to control tuberculosis, Keshavjee and Farmer (Sept. 6 issue)(1) argue that the prioritization of global health funding based on measurable outcomes and high-return investments contributed to the fragmentation of primary health care. We agree but acknowledge that it can be difficult to strike the right balance between the improved efficiencies provided by vertical programs and comprehensive primary care. Importantly, international funding should not erode local ownership or investment in comprehensive primary care, which serves as the bedrock of a well-functioning health care system. Global implementation of the DOTS (directly observed . . .
Ben J Marais; Alimuddin Zumla
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  368     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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