Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 15th, 1997
In the November 29, 1997, issue of the British Medical Journal, Drs. Jimmy Volmink and Paul Garner wrote about their work to determine which strategies to promote compliance are effective ("Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Strategies to Promote Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment," BMJ, 1997;315:1407).
Strategies which seemed to improve compliance included: reminder cards sent to patients who have defaulted on clinic visits; help for patients from lay health workers; a monetary incentive offered to patients; health...
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