A combined health department medical school rural outpatient tuberculosis program

T. H. Peirce, G. K. York, G. H. Parsons, V. Spannagel, G. A. Lillington, C. E. Cross

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Abstract

Adequate chemotherapy has largely eliminated surgical treatment for tuberculosis and, will almost certainly render patients non-infective within a period of several weeks. This advance has led to the phasing out of tuberculosis sanatoria and has introduced the use of general hospitals for initial short-term treatment periods with subsequent referral to an outpatient program. In one rural California county this change was facilitated by merging resources of the County Health Department Tuberculosis Central Program with the Pulmonary Disease Section of a state medical school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume67
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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