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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  

A Guide to Developing a TB Program Evaluation Plan

Appendix D

Sample indicators

  • Proportion of verified TB cases reported to the local health jurisdiction within 1 working day from treatment start date. 
  • Demonstrated ability (organization, staffing, resources, and facilities) to carry out the core components of a TB control program.
  • Number of TB cases identified per 100,000 people.
  • Proportion of cases with complete data on key variables (homelessness, injecting drug use, non-injecting drug use, excess alcohol use)     
  • Proportion of pulmonary or laryngeal TB cases > 12 years of age with sputum culture obtained.
  • Proportion of TB cases started on the recommended 4-drug regimen.
  • Proportion of sputum smear-positive pulmonary or laryngeal TB cases initiating treatment in < 7 days of specimen collection.
  • Proportion of sputum culture-positive TB cases with documented conversion to sputum culture-negative within 90 days of initiation of treatment.
  • Proportion of TB cases for whom DOT is recommended who receive DOT throughout the course of treatment.
  • Proportion of TB cases for whom DOT is recommended who receive inappropriate SAT throughout the course of treatment.
  • Proportion of TB cases who complete treatment in < 12 months.
  • Proportion of TB cases who default prior to completing treatment.
  • Proportion of sputum smear-positive cases with at least one contact identified.         
  • Proportion of identified contacts to smear-positive cases who complete evaluation for TB infection or disease.
  • Proportion of infected contacts to pulmonary cases who started treatment for LTBI.  
  • Proportion of infected contacts to pulmonary cases started on treatment for LTBI who complete treatment.
  • Number of TB cases in children 0-4 years old.     
  • Number of persons who die with TB.

*As developed by California’s Tuberculosis Indicators ProjectD

 


Released October 2008
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