Comparing yield and relative costs of WHO TB screening algorithms in selected risk groups among people aged 65 years and over in China, 2013

Analytic study using data from a TB prevalence survey of people aged 65 years and over in China, 2013

Abstract

Objective

To calculate the yield and cost per diagnosed tuberculosis (TB) case for 3 World Health Organization screening algorithms and one using the Chinese National TB program (NTP) TB suspect definitions, using data from a TB prevalence survey of people aged 65 years and over in China, 2013.

Methods

This was an analytic study using data from the above survey. Risk groups were defined and the prevalence of new TB cases in each group calculated. Costs of each screening component were used to give indicative costs per case detected. Yield, number needed to screen (NNS) and cost per case were used to assess the algorithms.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Zhang C, Ruan Y, Cheng J, Zhao F, Xia Y, Zhang H, Wilkinson E, Das M, Li J, Chen W, Hu D, Jeyashree K, Wang L. Comparing yield and relative costs of WHO TB screening algorithms in selected risk groups among people aged 65 years and over in China, 2013. PLoS One. 2017;12(6):e0176581.

Comparing yield and relative costs of WHO TB screening algorithms in selected risk groups among people aged 65 years and over in China, 2013

Published 8 June 2017