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Am J Public Health. 1997 Dec;87(12):2014-7.

Compliance with tuberculosis drug regimens: incentives and enablers offered by public health departments.

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Department of Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This research examined incentives implemented by public health departments to encourage tuberculosis patients to comply with tuberculosis drug regimens.

METHODS:

A questionnaire addressing incentives was mailed to the directors of each state's health department during May 1995. All 50 states and the District of Columbia returned questionnaires.

RESULTS:

The survey results indicate that public health departments in almost all states are implementing the incentives advocated by tuberculosis experts.

CONCLUSIONS:

The implementation of these incentives may help to explain why the incidence of tuberculosis resumed its long-term decline in the United States during 1993 after a decade of resurgence.

PMID:
9431294
PMCID:
PMC1381247
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.87.12.2014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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