Public health impact of detention of individuals with tuberculosis: systematic literature review


Coker, RJ; (2003) Public health impact of detention of individuals with tuberculosis: systematic literature review. Public health, 117 (4). pp. 281-287. ISSN 0033-3506 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0033-3506(03)00035-0

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Abstract

As the world witnesses ever-increasing rates of tuberculosis, particularly of drug-resistant strains affecting some of society's most marginalized individuals, policy makers and Legislators may again visit the statute books in order to strengthen their armamentarium of tools to protect public health. This paper assesses the evidence in support of the sanction to detain those with tuberculosis who are perceived as posing a public heath threat, and shows that Little research has been conducted to inform policy, probably because traditional epidemiological methods used to assess the impact of interventions are not feasible. (C) 2003 The Royal Institute of Public Health. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. ALL rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: New-york-city, drug-resistant tuberculosis, directly observed, therapy, united-states, ensure treatment, legal action, law, noncompliance, experience, immigrants
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
PubMed ID: 12966751
Web of Science ID: 184638300012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/15999

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