Journal article

Missed opportunities for prevention of tuberculosis in Victoria, Australia

CR MacIntyre, AJ Plant, A Yung, JA Streeton

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE | INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D) | Published : 1997

Abstract

SETTING: Victoria, Australia. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain missed opportunities for prevention in all persons notified in 1991 to the state registry with active tuberculosis (TB), and to examine aspects of case management relevant to prevention. DESIGN: A descriptive study. Records were reviewed for 231/236 cases of TB notified in the state of Victoria in 1991. Documentation of past screening for TB, preventive therapy, treatment of active disease and follow up was sought for all cases. Past screening was defined as past contact screening, migrant screening, refugee screening and health undertakings for TB. RESULTS: Of the 231 cases, 13 were not confirmed to have TB. Of the remaining 218 cases, 7..

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