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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment.

Measure Source

American Thoracic Society/CDC treatment guidelines.

Tables

106 Tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Race, foreign born
  • Ethnicity, foreign born

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National TB Surveillance System.

Denominator

U.S. resident population with verified tuberculosis.

Numerator

Tuberculosis cases completing therapy within 1 year.

Comments

See American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Infectious Diseases Society of America: Treatment of Tuberculosis, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2003, vol. 167 pp. 603–662 for further information regarding current tuberculosis treatment guidelines.

See Appendix A of CDC publication Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2000 for a discussion of completion of TB therapy.

 

 

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