"Home is where the patient is": a qualitative analysis of a patient-centred model of care for Multidrug-Resistant tuberculosis

ALT Andrea StultiensMSF staff preparing medication for MDR-TB patients. Kitgum, northern Uganda, 2011.

Ambulatory, community-based care for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been found to be effective in multiple settings with high cure rates. However, little is known about patient preferences around models of MDR-TB care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has delivered home-based MDR-TB treatment in the rural Kitgum and Lamwo districts of northern Uganda since 2009 in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National TB and Leprosy Programme. A qualitative study was conducted to exam the experience of patients and key stakeholders of home-based MDR-TB treatment.

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Authors: Shona Horter, Beverley Stringer, Lucy Reynolds, Muhammad Shoaib, Samuel Kasozi, Esther C Casas, Meggy Verputten, Philipp du Cros

Journal: BMC Health Services Research

Keyword(s): Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant TB