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Free Content Improving the quality of cohort analysis by incorporating treatment outcomes of ‘transferred in’ TB cases [Short Communication]

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Treatment outcomes of patients with tuberculosis (TB) who move between TB units (‘transferred out’) are often not incorporated in the annual cohort analysis. Experience from Morocco shows that using a simple method, the outcomes of these patients, notified as ‘transferred in’ cases, can be easily taken into account when compiling the annual report on treatment outcomes. With this method the treatment success rate increased in Morocco by a median of 5.8% (range 5.0–6.7), indicating that the country reached the global target of curing at least 85% of the new smear-positive TB cases detected during the period 1995–2003.

Keywords: Morocco; TB; treatment outcomes; ‘transferred in’

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland 2: Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco

Publication date: May 1, 2007

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