Standards for control may not be consistent across United Kingdom

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7033.775a (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:775
  1. Peter Ormerod
  1. Chairman, joint tuberculosis committee of British Thoracic Society Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn BB2 3LR

    EDITOR,—Meirion R Evans's analysis of the control of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom raises several pertinent issues.1 The joint tuberculosis committee of the British Thoracic Society (whose members treat nearly 90% of all patients with tuberculosis in the United Kingdom) has produced detailed guidance on chemotherapy and management,2 the interaction between tuberculosis and HIV infection,3 prevention and control,4 and promoting awareness of and education about tuberculosis. The committee agrees that the surveillance system for tuberculosis needs to be …

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