Improving treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients: lessons from Shandong Province, China

Findings from a study to identify the barriers to case management from the experiences of MDR-TB patients and providers

Abstract

China has almost one fifth of all the world’s multi-drug resistant-TB (MDR-TB) cases and the second highest number of TB cases in the world. Over the past 10 years, China has taken some important steps to improve MDR-TB control

This policy brief sets out findings from a study to identify the barriers to case management from the experiences of multi-drug resistant-TB (MDR-TB) patients and providers during 3 periods:

  1. identification of suspected cases
  2. MDR-TB diagnosis (sputum culture and drug sensitivity tests)
  3. MDR-TB treatment.

This work is part of the COMDIS Programme which is led by the University of Leeds.

Citation

COMDIS. Improving treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients: lessons from Shandong Province, China (2016), 2p

Improving treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients: lessons from Shandong Province, China

Published 1 March 2016