Diagnostic Delay among Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a High Gross Domestic Product Per Capita Country: Reasons and Magnitude of the Problem


Ibrahim W. H. , Alousi F. H. , Al-Khal A., Bener A. , AlSalman A., Aamer A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, vol.7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/2008-7802.193091
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: To determine the mean and median delays in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) diagnosis among adults in one of the world's highest gross domestic product per capita countries and identify patient and health system-related reasons for these delays.