Factors associated with delays in treatment initiation after tuberculosis diagnosis in two districts of India.

<h4>Background</h4>Excessive time between diagnosis and initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment contributes to ongoing TB transmission and should be minimized. In India, Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) focuses on indicator start of treatment within 7 days of diagnosis for...

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Main Authors: Durba Paul, Arundhathi Busireddy, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Srinath Satyanarayana, Puneet Kumar Dewan, Sreenivas Achutan Nair, Silajit Sarkar, Quazi Toufique Ahmed, Shakuntala Sarkar, Sreenivas Rao Motta Shamrao, Anthony David Harries, John Ethan Oeltmann
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2012-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/22792161/pdf/?tool=EBI