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Effectiveness of standard short-course chemotherapy for treating tuberculosis and the impact of drug resistance on its outcome

Review published: 2006.

Bibliographic details: Han T.  Effectiveness of standard short-course chemotherapy for treating tuberculosis and the impact of drug resistance on its outcome. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2006; 4: 101-117. [PubMed: 21631761]

Quality assessment

This well-conducted review assessed standard short-course chemotherapy for patients with tuberculosis. The author concluded that the target cure rate of 85% is not achievable using an intermittent regimen, and that the World Health Organization directly observed treatment short-course-plus multi-drug resistant programme should be adopted. These conclusions are not supported by the results of the review, as they were not directly assessed. Full critical summary

CRD has determined that this article meets the DARE scientific quality criteria for a systematic review.

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