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Factors affecting delay in initiation of treatment of tuberculosis in the Thames Valley, UK

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Objective: To quantify and determine factors associated with delay in initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment in the Thames Valley area, South East England, and the proportion of this delay that could be attributed to patient care-seeking or to delay within the National Health Service (NHS). Study design: Retrospective analysis study reviewing medical notes and enhanced TB surveillance data. Methods: Demographic and clinical information was collected from medical notes and the Enhanced TB S...

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10.1016/j.puhe.2012.11.010

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Saldana, L More by this author
McCarthy, N More by this author
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Journal:
Public Health
Volume:
127
Issue:
2
Pages:
171-177
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1476-5616
ISSN:
0033-3506
URN:
uuid:e03502eb-0c34-4714-8e23-3fa87a84468b
Source identifiers:
406581
Local pid:
pubs:406581
Language:
English
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