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COVID-19 and tuberculosis-related catastrophic costs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented health crisis and a substantial socioeconomic impact. It also affects tuberculosis (TB) control severely worldwide. Interruptions of many TB control programs because of the COVID-19 pandemic could result in significant setbacks. One of the targets that can be affected is the WHO’s End TB Strategy goal to eliminate… Lanjutkan membaca COVID-19 and tuberculosis-related catastrophic costs

Cost of seeking care for tuberculosis since the implementation of universal health coverage in Indonesia

Background Although tuberculosis (TB) patients often incur high costs to access TB-related services, it was unclear beforehand whether the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia in 2014 would reduce direct costs and change the pattern of care-seeking behaviour. After its introduction, we therefore assessed TB patients’ care-seeking behaviour and the costs they incurred… Lanjutkan membaca Cost of seeking care for tuberculosis since the implementation of universal health coverage in Indonesia

Catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis worsen treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Indonesia

Background While the incidence of catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis (TB) remains high, there is little evidence about their impact on TB treatment outcomes and adherence. We assessed their effect on treatment outcomes and adherence in Indonesia.   Methods We interviewed 282 adult TB patients who underwent TB treatment in urban, suburban and rural districts… Lanjutkan membaca Catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis worsen treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Indonesia

Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: results of a modified Delphi survey

Background Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis (TBU) remain mostly unknown, due to the challenges in interpretation of patient data. We present consensus list of prognostic factors for resolution of inflammation in TBU, by experts across the Asia-Pacific region.   Methods We applied a modified Delphi technique to generate consensus on prognostic factors influencing the resolution… Lanjutkan membaca Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: results of a modified Delphi survey

Effect of financial support on reducing the incidence of catastrophic costs among tuberculosis-affected households in Indonesia: eight simulated scenarios

Background The World Health Organization’s End Tuberculosis Strategy states that no tuberculosis (TB)-affected households should endure catastrophic costs due to TB. To achieve this target, it is essential to provide adequate social protection. As only a few studies in many countries have evaluated social-protection programs to determine whether the target is being reached, we assessed… Lanjutkan membaca Effect of financial support on reducing the incidence of catastrophic costs among tuberculosis-affected households in Indonesia: eight simulated scenarios

A health economic evaluation of using N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide for the management of acute heart failure: A pilot study in an Indonesian tertiary referral hospital

Heart failure represents a major health problem and economic burden also in development countries such as Indonesia. Based on current guidelines, the use of natriuretic peptides can improve diagnosis, risk stratification, and decrease in hospital length of stay. However, mostly due to the related high costs, many Indonesian physicians currently do not routinely use these… Lanjutkan membaca A health economic evaluation of using N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide for the management of acute heart failure: A pilot study in an Indonesian tertiary referral hospital