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Understanding the TB Cohort Review Process: Instruction Guide 2006

Essential Element 1:  Preparation for a Cohort Review

3.  Reliable TB Registry

Table 10:  Sample Preliminary Cohort List

(An actual cohort list would include all patients reported over a 3-month period.)

 Preliminary Cohort List
(5 months prior to cohort review)

Quarter:____________

Last Name Registry Number Case ID Date Last Visit Site – Diagnosis Cavitary CXR Smear Positive Culture Positive INH Resistant RIF Resistant On DOT Treatment Status Contacts Identified Contacts Evaluated Contacts Infected Started on Treatment for LTBI
Parks 10123 1/25 7/26 Pulmonary N Y Y N N Y Complete 12 5 2 2
Morales 10119 1/20 8/25 Pulmonary Y Y Y N N Y Current 13 9 3 3
Nguyen 10216 1/28 7/31 Pulmonary N N Y N N Y Complete 1 1 0 0
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
 
Table 11:  Sample Final Cohort List

(An actual cohort list would include all patients reported over a 3-month period.)

Final Cohort List
(2 months prior to cohort review)

Quarter: _________

Last Name Registry Number Case ID Date Last Visit Site—Diagnosis Cavitary CXR Smear Positive Culture Positive INH Resistant RIF Resistant On DOT Treatment Status Contacts Identified Contacts Evaluated Contacts Infected Started on Treatment for LTBI
Parks 10123 1/25 7/26 Pulmonary N Y Y N N Y Complete 15 7 2 2
Morales 10119 1/20 8/25 Pulmonary Y Y Y N N Y Current 16 12 4 4
Nguyen 10216 1/28 7/31 Pulmonary N N Y N N Y Complete 5 2 0 0
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               

The data analyst will also use information from the TB registry to prepare a summary of the current cohort to present at the beginning of the cohort review session.  The data analyst can choose the format (e.g., projected slides, flip chart, verbal summary) for the presentation that is most appropriate to the setting.  He or she can also choose the type of information to summarize for the group.  The overview might include

  • Age
  • Year of entry if foreign-born
  • Culture conversion
  • Medical evaluation
  • Sex
  • Country of origin
  • Radiology results
  • Race/ethnicity
  • HIV status
  • DOT status
  • Number of contacts

There are no set rules on what types of data are presented to summarize the cohort.  It is up to each program area or TB control team to decide what information will be most useful and informative for their program.

 


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