ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To analyze characteristics related to adherence to tuberculosis treatment in tuberculosis outpatient clinics.
METHODS:An ecological study was conducted in outpatient clinics for the treatment of tuberculosis cases in the sanitary districts of Salvador, Northeastern Brazil, in 2006. The sample was composed of the municipal health units that assisted 67.2% of the 2,283 tuberculosis cases that were reported during the year. The following variables were analyzed: cure, dropout, tests, health te…
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