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Effect of patient-delivered household contact tracing and prevention for tuberculosis: a household cluster-randomised trial in Malawi

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Background
Household contact tracing provides TB screening and TB preventive therapy (TPT) to contacts at high risk of TB disease. However, it is resource intensive, inconvenient, and often poorly implemented. We investigated a novel model aiming to improve uptake.

Methods
Between May and December 2014, we randomised patient with TB who consented to participate in the trial to either standard of care (SOC) or intervention (PACTS) arms. Par...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0269219

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ORCID:
0000-0002-7025-4992
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
9
Article number:
e0269219
Publication date:
2022-09-08
Acceptance date:
2022-05-15
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
36074775
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1278278
Local pid:
pubs:1278278
Deposit date:
2022-12-07

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