The management and organisation of healthcare

December 2003
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii51
Academic Journal
Specialist nurse led or delivered services for COPD patients living in the community are proliferating but their effectiveness and coverage remain unclear. Tuberculosis services must reflect not only the absolute number and rates, but the caseload profile including the proportion of those born abroad, levels of homelessness and other factors affecting both transmission and case management, and the proportion of patients requiring greater support and/or DOT. This project is a pan-London needs assessment of clinical, social and environmental factors known to complicate the management of TB patients and affect outcomes to treatment.


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