"They Know, They Agree, but They Don't Do"- The Paradox of Tuberculosis Case Notification by Private Practitioners in Alappuzha District, Kerala, India
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AbstractDespite being a recognized standard of tuberculosis (TB) care internationally, mandatory TB case notification brings forth challenges from the private sector. Only three TB cases were notified in 2013 by private practitioners compared to 2000 TB cases notified yearly from the public sector in Alappuzha district. The study objective was to explore the knowledge, opinion and barriers regarding TB Notification among private practitioners offering TB services in Alappuzha, Kerala state, India.
PublisherPublic Library of Science