Tuberculosis prevention and control activities in the United States: an overview of the organization of tuberculosis services
The US model represents a categorical disease program that combines a centralized role of the national government in development of policy, funding, and in the maintenance of national surveillance, and a decentralized role of state and local jurisdictions, which adapt and implement national guidelines and which are responsible for day-to-day program activities. Given the relative success of this combined approach, other countries facing the challenge of maintaining an effective TB control program in the face of increased decentralization of health services may find this description useful.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Publication date: 1999-08-01
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