Defusing the new drug-resistant TB time bomb

Chris Bateman


A nationally co-ordinated strategy is urgently needed to avoid the discharge of highly contagious ‘therapeutically destitute’ tuberculosis patients back into a careless void, with uniquely tailored solutions including home-based or community care, plus multidisciplinary teams in modern-day sanatoria.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Modern-day sanatoria; Drug-resistant TB; Therapeutically destitute

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(8):528-529. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8622

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Date submitted: 2014-06-30
Date published: 2014-07-25

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