Tuberculosis Unseen - Missed Opportunities in Diagnosis

Historically, patients with TB have often been diagnosed late or after death. This delay in diagnosis often occurs because TB is misdiagnosed as an alternative respiratory illness (RI), such as pneumonia . TB infected patients that are not correctly diagnosed when initial symptoms occur may spread infection to others in both healthcare settings and the community.


November 06, 2017

Game-Theoretic Surveillance Approaches for Hospital-Associated Infections

Disease screening facilitates the reduction of disease prevalence in two ways: (1) by preventing transmission and (2) allowing for treatment of infected individuals. Hospitals choosing an optimal screening level must weigh the benefits of decreased prevalence against the costs of screening and subsequent treatment. If screening decisions are made by multiple decision units (DU, e.g., hospital wards), they must consider the disease prevalence among admissions to their unit.

May 02, 2019

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