Patient and health service delay in pulmonary tuberculosis patients attending a referral hospital: a cross-sectional study

The aim of this study is to determine the time taken for patients later confirmed as having TB to present with symptoms to the first health provider (patient delay) and the time taken between the first health care visit and initiation of tuberculosis treatment (health service delay). Factors relating to these 'delays' are analyzed.

Document Date: 24 November, 2005
Author: Mpungu S Kiwuwa and others