Evaluation of a social protection policy on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A prospective cohort study

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Research Article
Evaluation of a social protection policy on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A prospective cohort study
Tuberculosis (TB) still represents a major public health problem in Latin America, with low success and high default rates. Poor adherence represents a major threat for TB control and promotes emergence of drug-resistant TB. Expanding social protection programs could have a substantial effect on the global burden of TB; however, there is little evidence to evaluate the outcomes of socioeconomic support interventions. This study evaluated the effect of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) policy on treatment success and default rates in a prospective cohort of socioeconomically disadvantaged patients.
Karen Klein, Maria Paula Bernachea, Sarah Irribarren, Luz Gibbons, Cristina Chirico, Fernando Rubinstein
| published 30 Apr 2019 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002788