The treatment journey of a patient with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: is it patient-centred?

M. Loveday, N. Padayatchi, A. Voce, J. Brust, K. Wallengren

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Abstract

To improve the treatment of patients co-infected with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and the human immunodeficiency virus, we measured the relationship between treatment outcomes and hospital performance at four decentralised MDR-TB sites in South Africa. We describe hospital performance from the patient's perspective by the use of a graphic that visually represents a patient's treatment journey. The graphic was used to report study findings to study sites and as a catalyst for a quality improvement process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalThe international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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