Findings from a study to identify the barriers to case management from the experiences of MDR-TB patients and providers
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:
identification of suspected cases
MDR-TB diagnosis (sputum culture and drug sensitivity tests)
This work is part of the COMDIS Programme which is led by the University of Leeds.
COMDIS. Improving treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients: lessons from Shandong Province, China (2016), 2p