Tuberculosis screening. Evaluation of a food handlers' program

Chest. 1983 Jun;83(6):879-82. doi: 10.1378/chest.83.6.879.

Abstract

An evaluation of a tuberculosis screening program for food handlers revealed an unexpectedly low cost ($45) per identifiable candidate for preventive treatment (324 of 6,090 individuals screened). Four new active cases of tuberculosis were identified, and a risk/benefit analysis projected a potential reduction of 19.4 new active cases over the subsequent ten-year period.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Asia, Southeastern / ethnology
  • Colorado
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Food Handling*
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening* / economics
  • Middle Aged
  • Tuberculin Test / instrumentation
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis / prevention & control*