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《Chinese Journal of Antituberculosis》 2010-08
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Investigation and analysis of the nationwide TB special hospitals

Li Weibin,Jiang Shiwen,Zhang Hui,Liu Xiaoqiu,Li Xinxu,Wang LixiaNational Center for TB Control and Prevention,China CDC,Beijing102206,China  
Objective To understand the basic situation of nationwide TB special hospitals,and their work in TB case-finding,registration,reporting,referral in order to further provide evidence base for cooperation between tuberculosis special hospitals and TB control institutions. Methods Investigation forms were designed by NCTB and distributed to all eligible TB special hospitals through provincial CDC. NCTB made a summary and analysis of this investigation. Results There are a total of 77 eligible TB special hospitals nationwide,among which hold 210 000 professional and technical personnel,with predominance of middle and high level staff in terms of professional title (52.%); In 1st Quarter 2007,there are a total of 269 000 person-times of outpatients service,32 000 TB cases were reported to internet-based PTB reporting system,accounting for 9.6% of 335 000 which is total cases reported in this system during same period. 26 000 TB cases were referred to TB institutions,accounting for 9.7% of outpatient service of TB institutions. Conclusions TB specialist hospitals have a certain number of technical personnel and capacity in patient treatment,did a large amount of work for TB control in China.Therefore,there is a need to incorporate TB special hospitals into TB prevention and control system as soon as possible,and strengthen the cooperation between TB control institutions and TB special hospitals,establish an effective mechanism for long-term cooperation. This will be one of important component for future TB control work in China.
【CateGory Index】: R52
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