Chaulk CP, for the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel [ Annie E. Casey Found, Baltimore, MD]
Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment Completion of Pulmonary Tuberculosis : Consensus Statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel
JAMA 279: 943-948, 1998
Being an infectious disease its treatment needs to be strictly followed. The number of patients stopping therapy on their own is high. Supervised therapy and its enforcement are advised in this article. The directly observed therapy [DOT] is an important way of achieving this goal.