Pretreatment Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Presumptive Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients, India, 2016-2017

Priya Rathi, Kalpita Shringarpure, Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, Vineet Kumar Chadha, Vishak Acharya, Abirami Nair, Karuna D. Sagili, Suresh Shastri

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In India, under the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme, the government provides free treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; however, many patients seek care elsewhere, which is costly. To determine those out-of-pocket expenses, we interviewed 40 presumptive patients and found that they spent more than their median annual income before registering for the government program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-992
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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