In many developing countries, programmes for ‘diseases of social importance’, such as tuberculosis (TB), have traditionally been organised as vertical services. In most of China, general hospitals are required to report and refer suspected TB cases to the TB programme for standardised diagnosis and treatment. General hospitals are the major contacts of health services for the TB patients. Despite the implementation of public–public/private mix, directly observed treatment, short-course, TB reporting and referral still remain a challenge.
This study aims to identify barriers to the collaboration between the TB programme and general hospitals in China.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS-HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds .
Guanyang Zou, Rebecca King, John Walley, Jia Yin, Qiang Sun and Xiaolin Wei. Barriers to hospital and tuberculosis programme collaboration in China: context matters. Global Health Action. Vol 8, 2015, Issue 1 doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27067
Barriers to hospital and tuberculosis programme collaboration in China: context matters
Published 24 September 2015