Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 16th, 2010
"To describe direct costs incurred by patients consulting TB diagnostic centres. Adults with cough >3 weeks' duration were interviewed using structured questionnaires in Yemen and Nepal to quantify their expenses. A total of 456 adults were interviewed. Most patients were accompanied, and 20% were smear-positive. in Nepal were more likely to be male, to live in urban areas and were older (123/206 [60%], 152 [74%] and mean age 41...
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