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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of TB patients who complete a curative course of TB treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment

Measure Source

American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment guidelines.

Table

1.104 Percent of tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment, United States, 1999 and 2001.

Data Source

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

Denominator

U.S. resident population with verified tuberculosis (TB).

Numerator

TB 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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