Cost-effectiveness of different strategies for amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct testing for cases of pulmonary tuberculosis

Renata L. Guerra, Nancy M. Hooper, James F. Baker, Roya Alborz, Derek T. Armstrong, Julia A. Kiehlbauch, Marcus B. Conde, Susan E. Dorman

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Abstract

We conducted a decision analysis to assess and compare four algorithms for amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct (MTD) testing of respiratory specimens in terms of cost-effectiveness. The most cost-effective strategy was one in which smear-positive specimens but not smear-negative specimens were diluted prior to MTD testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3811-3812
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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