Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 8th, 2008
"A computerised medical record-based study of a cohort of 10 356 new smear-positive TB cases in 2005. The median total delay was 71 days (inter-quartile range [IQR] 38-128), with a median long patient delay of 60 days (IQR 28-111) and a relatively short median health care system delay of 4 days (IQR 2-13). Older age (> 40 years), being an agriculturer and poor economic status were significantly associated with longer...
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