The Tuberculosis Cascade of Care in India’s Public Sector: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Citation: Subbaraman R, Nathavitharana RR, Satyanarayana S, Pai M, Thomas BE, Chadha VK, et al. (2016) The Tuberculosis Cascade of Care in India’s Public Sector: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLoS Med 13(10): e1002149. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002149
Abstract: India has 23% of the global burden of active tuberculosis (TB) patients and 27% of the world’s “missing” patients, which includes those who may not have received effective TB care and could potentially spread TB to others. The “cascade of care” is a useful model for visualizing deficiencies in case detection and retention in care, in order to prioritize interventions. The care cascade constructed in this paper focuses on the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), which treats about half of India’s TB patients.
Author(s): PLoS Medicine
Resource Type: Journal Articles
Filed under: Cascade of care, Case detection, India, Journal Article, Research, Retention, TB patients