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2004 Surveillance Slides

Completion of TB Therapy

United States, 1993–2002


Slide 26: Completion of TB Therapy, United States, 1993-2002
Slide 26. Completion of TB Therapy, United States, 1993–2002. The reporting areas began collecting information on completion of therapy in 1993 through the individual TB case report form. The calculations exclude patients with an initial isolate resistant to rifampin and children with meningeal, bone or joint, or miliary disease. Overall completion remained at approximately 90%; however, completion of therapy in 1 year or less increased from 64% in 1993 to approximately 80% in 19982002, the latest year with available data. The current DHHS Healthy People 2010 objective 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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