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Raising standards in UK TB control: introducing cohort review.
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PMID:  23868330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cohort review has been used internationally to support tuberculosis (TB) control. We describe its first use in the UK by a London TB service. Improvements were noted in case management and contact tracing, weaknesses identified and important service changes put in place. Key areas of impact were directly observed therapy (DOT) provision (a greater proportion of cases offered DOT, and in response to low uptake resources diverted to create posts responsible for patient-centred DOT delivery), and contact tracing (more contacts per case screened and assessed). Cohort review enables whole system review and improvement. It has subsequently been adopted across the UK.
Authors:
Charlotte Anderson; Jacqueline White; Ibrahim Abubakar; Marc Lipman; Surinder Tamne; Sarah R Anderson; Jennifer Dekoningh; Susan Dart
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-3296     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Field Epidemiology Services-Victoria, Public Health England, , London, UK.
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