Journal Article

Quality of Tuberculosis Care by Indian Pharmacies : Mystery Clients Offer New Insights

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Miller, Rosalind
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Das, Jishnu
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Pai, Madhukar
dc.date.accessioned
2018-03-08T21:51:20Z
dc.date.available
2018-03-08T21:51:20Z
dc.date.issued
2018-01
dc.description.abstract
For many patients in India, pharmacies are their first point of contact, where most drugs, including antibiotics, can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC). Recent standardized (simulated) patient studies, covering four Indian cities, provide new insights on how Indian pharmacies manage patients with suspected or known tuberculosis. Correct management of the simulated patients ranged from 13% to 62%, increasing with the certainty of the TB diagnosis. Antibiotics were frequently dispensed OTC to patients, with 16% to 37% receiving such drugs across the cases. On a positive note, these studies showed that no pharmacy dispensed first-line anti-TB drugs. Engagement of pharmacies is important to not only improve TB detection and care, but also limit the abuse of antibiotics.
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dc.identifier.citation
Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
dc.identifier.issn
2405-5794
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29447
dc.publisher
Elsevier
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subject
TUBERCULOSIS
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PHARMACIES
dc.subject
ANTIBIOTICS
dc.subject
DETECTION
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HEALTH CARE
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ANTIBIOTIC ABUSE
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DIAGNOSIS
dc.title
Quality of Tuberculosis Care by Indian Pharmacies
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dc.title.subtitle
Mystery Clients Offer New Insights
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.associatedcontent
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405579417300669 Journal website (version of record)
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okr.date.disclosure
2018-03-08
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1016/j.jctube.2017.11.002
okr.identifier.report
125348
okr.journal.nbpages
6-8
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
India
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health and Poverty
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Pharmaceuticals & Pharmacoeconomics
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Tuberculosis
okr.unit
DECHD Human Development
okr.volume
10

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