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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

On-line version ISSN 1983-1447

Abstract

LIMA, Lílian Moura de et al. Monitoring and assessment of outcome in cases of tuberculosis in a municipality of Southern Brazil. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2016, vol.37, n.1, e51467.  Epub Mar 01, 2016. ISSN 1983-1447.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2016.01.51467.

Objectives

To monitor and assess the outcome of treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in the tuberculosis control program in a prioritized municipality in Southern Brazil.

Methods

a quantitative study, descriptive, documentary, using records of people with tuberculosis in treatment between 2009-2013, the collection took place between June and July 2014 in the Tuberculosis Control Program. Descriptive statistics was used.

Results

The average number of consultations among the 629 patients was 7.2 per patient, with a mean interval of 1.03 months between visits. The average of smears was 2.7 tests per patient during the study period. The outcome of treatment was a cure rate of 87.8%, an abandonment rate of 8.3% and 6.5% of deaths.

Conclusions

despite the cure rate, abandonment is still high, thus, it is necessary to explore strategies for better adherence to treatment, and the commitment of the municipal administration in articulating monitoring in primary health care.

Keywords : Process evaluation (health care); Tuberculosis; services / prevention & control.

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