A descriptive study of TB cases finding practices in the three largest public general hospitals in Vietnam.

Abstract

A project was implemented in 2010 to improve TB notification and TB screening and diagnostic routines in large general hospitals. The aim of this study was to assess baseline TB screening and diagnostic practices in the three largest general hospitals in Vietnam. The study had three elements: 1. Focus group discussions with hospital physicians; 2. review of hospital records and structured interviews of people who had a chest X-ray on any indication; and 3. record reviews and structured interviews of people newly diagnosed with TB.

Citation

Hoa, NB.; Khanh, PH.; Hennig, C.; Hanh, CT.; Cuong, LX.; Vu, LT.; Lonnroth, K. A descriptive study of TB cases finding practices in the three largest public general hospitals in Vietnam. BMC Public Health (2012) 12 (1) 808. [DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-808]

A descriptive study of TB cases finding practices in the three largest public general hospitals in Vietnam.

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