Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2018

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TB Treatment & Case Outcomes


Successful therapy completion for TB patients is a major performance indicator for TB programs. Among patients during 2016 who were alive at diagnosis, 87.2% had completed TB treatment successfully.

Data collected by date and reason therapy was stopped (e.g., the patient completed therapy, or the patient died) were used to calculate completion of therapy percentages. Cases were stratified by the indicated length of therapy, based on American Thoracic Society, CDC, and Infectious Diseases Society of America treatment guidelines in effect during the period covered and the patient’s initial drug-susceptibility test results, age, and disease site.

Page last reviewed: September 6, 2019