India has the world’s highest burden of tuberculosis (TB). Private retail pharmacies are the preferred provider for 40% of patients with TB symptoms and up to 25% of diagnosed patients. Engaging pharmacies in TB screening services could improve case detection.
This new BMJ Global Health paper describes a novel intervention where pharmacists were educated and incentivized to use chest x-ray vouchers for screening and linkage to care.
Daftary BMJ Global Health 2019.pdf (413.5 KB)