Analysis of the promotion to tuberculosis prevention and cure by the set up of tuberculosis special out-patient clinic in general hospital
Xu Bin1, Tan Yiyun, Sun Jiayuan, et al.1. The Fifth People’s Hospital of Shanghai, Fu Dan University, Shanghai 200240, China
Objective To evaluate the benefit to tuberculosis (TB) prevention and cure by the set up of tuberculosis special out-patient clinic in general hospital. Methods Annul TB surveillance data in Minhang district of 2003 and 2005 were analyzed. Results Three TB special out-patient clinics were set up in general hospital of Minhang district in 2004. The number of confirmed TB cases increased 118% in 2005 compared with it was in 2003, and the sputum smear positive rate increased from 31.6% to 42.4%, the case cure rate was from 83.3% to 81.7%. Conclusion The number of confirmed TB cases was increased while the cure rate was not declined by setting up TB special out-patient clinic in general hospital.