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dc.contributor.authorCoon, Steven W.
dc.contributor.authorDokholyan, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorIannuzzi, Michael C.
dc.contributor.authorMeredith, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Marisa
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Lynelle
dc.contributor.authorRay, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorSchech, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorShatin, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorYokoe, Deborah Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorJones, Timothy F.
dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-26T15:47:23Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationYokoe, Deborah S., Steven W. Coon, Rachel Dokholyan, Michael C. Iannuzzi, Timothy F. Jones, Sarah Meredith, Marisa Moore, et al. 2004. Pharmacy data for tuberculosis surveillance and assessment of patient management. Emerging Infectious Diseases 10(8): 1426-1431.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1080-6040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10345108
dc.description.abstractUnderreporting tuberculosis (TB) cases can compromise surveillance. We evaluated the contribution of pharmacy data in three different managed-care settings and geographic areas. Persons with more than two anti-TB medications were identified by using pharmacy databases. Active TB was confirmed by using state TB registries, medical record review, or questionnaires from prescribing physicians. We identified 207 active TB cases, including 13 (6%) missed by traditional surveillance. Pharmacy screening identified 80% of persons with TB who had received their medications through health plan–reimbursed sources, but missed those treated solely in public health clinics. The positive predictive value of receiving more than two anti-TB medications was 33%. Pharmacy data also provided useful information about physicians’ management of TB and patients’ adherence to prescribed therapy. Pharmacy data can help public health officials to find TB cases and assess their management in populations that receive care in the private sector.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenters for Disease Control and Preventionen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3201/eid1008.031075en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3320428/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titlePharmacy Data for Tuberculosis Surveillance and Assessment of Patient Managementen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalEmerging Infectious Diseasesen_US
dash.depositing.authorYokoe, Deborah Stephanie
dc.date.available2013-02-26T15:47:23Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3201/eid1008.031075*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedYokoe, Deborah S.
dash.contributor.affiliatedPlatt, Richard


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