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1999 Surveillance Slides

Completion of TB Therapy, United States, 1993-1997

Slide 18: Graph showing Completion of TB Therapy, United States, 1993-1997.
Slide 18: Completion of TB Therapy, United States, 1993 - 1997. The individual TB case report began collecting information on completion of therapy in 1993. This slide is based on data received at CDC by May 2000. Patients with an initial isolate resistant to rifampin and children with meningeal, bone or joint, or miliary disease were excluded from the calculations. Overall completion remained at approximately 90%; however, completion of therapy in 1 year or less increased from < 65% in 1993 to 77% in 1997. The current national program goal is completion of therapy in 1 year or less in 90% of patients. CDC is working with state and local health departments to evaluate reasons for apparently delayed completion of therapy, which may vary by jurisdiction.


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