Catastrophic costs of tuberculosis care: a mixed methods study from Puducherry, India
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JournalGlobal Health Action
AbstractThe average expenditure incurred by patients in low- and middle-income countries towards diagnosis and treatment of TB ranges from $55 to $8198. This out-of-pocket expenditure leads to impoverishment of households. One of the three main targets of the End TB Strategy (2016-2035) is that no TB-affected household suffers catastrophic costs due to TB. Study setting was free care under national tuberculosis program (NTP), Puducherry district, India.
PublisherTaylor & Francis Open