Evaluation of directly observed therapy
for tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Cohan routinely orders directly observed therapy
for women in difficult circumstances.
In the population-based prospective study of 436 patients undergoing directly observed therapy
, short course (DOTS), three indicators of ongoing TB transmissions showed that transmission declined between 1995 and 2000.
One potential solution is to merge self-administered therapy and directly observed therapy
The prerogative of directly observed therapy
is something that health departments, under their police power, can invoke when someone has a contagious disease and will not take the appropriate medicines or will not take the medicines for the prescribed length of time.
THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has praised China for securing a 30% drop in cases of tuberculosis since 1991, linking its success to a comprehensive anti-TB strategy called the Directly Observed Therapy
Impact of directly observed therapy
on outcomes in HIV clinical trials.
Of those known to have initiated treatment of latent infection, 20% received directly observed therapy
, 48% did not receive directly observed therapy
, and 32% had no documentation of directly observed preventive therapy.