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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Pharmacy Data for Tuberculosis Surveillance and Assessment of Patient Management

Deborah S. Yokoe*Comments to Author , Steven W. Coon†, Rachel Dokholyan‡, Michael C. Iannuzzi†, Timothy F. Jones§, Sarah Meredith¶, Marisa Moore#, Lynelle Phillips**, Wayne Ray¶, Stephanie Schech††, Deborah Shatin††, and Richard Platt*†‡‡
Author affiliations: *Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA; ‡Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; §Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; ¶Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; **Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA; ††Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; and; ‡‡HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of pharmacy screening and percentage of tuberculosis (TB) cases detected only by pharmacy screening. *Of 28 members who met pharmacy screening criteria, TB case status was verified for 14. PPV calculation based on total of 14 with verified status. **Health plan–treated patients excludes patients receiving anti-TB medication from public health clinics

Figure 1. Sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of pharmacy screening and percentage of tuberculosis (TB) cases detected only by pharmacy screening. *Of 28 members who met pharmacy screening criteria, TB case status was verified for 14. PPV calculation based on total of 14 with verified status. **Health plan–treated patients excludes patients receiving anti-TB medication from public health clinics

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