Source patients who transmitted TB to young children were more likely to be Hispanic, foreign-born, a household member, and not receiving directly observed therapy
as compared to sources for adolescents or adults.
Molecular and geographic patterns of tuberculosis transmission after 15 years of directly observed therapy
Public health departments may initiate costly activities such as contact investigations and directly observed therapy.
Public health department personnel costs for case management, administrative support, directly observed therapy provision, and contact investigations were estimated by multiplying the sum of annual salaries, fringe benefits, and overhead (rent, utilities, and supplies) by the fraction of the year spent on the activity (as estimated by the health department staff).
Active TB is treated by use of directly observed therapy
in the clinic or in the community; outside the clinic, outreach workers deliver the therapy using incentives and enablers (i.
Early in the epidemic, directly observed therapy
was rarely used.
It also provided no advantage in settings that used directly observed therapy
, which is not routinely used in Massachusetts.
Weis and his team have been using universal directly observed therapy
Success of WHO's Directly Observed Therapy
, Short Course (DOTS);
The drug's long half-life and high intracellular concentrations could allow for a shorter treatment period or fewer administrations, reducing the costs of directly observed therapy