Incentives

Interventions to motivate the patient, tailored to individual patient wishes and needs and thus meaningful to the patient Food stamps or snacks and meals Restaurant coupons

Assistance in finding or provision of housing Clothing or other personal products Books Stipends Patient contract DOT, Directly observed therapy.

From American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treatment of tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003;167:603-662, and MMWR 52(RR-11):1-77. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pre view/mmwrhtml/rr5211a1.htm.

discontinued after 2 months. For patients at low suspicion of TB, no treatment is indicated pending culture results. If cultures remain negative and the patient is asymptomatic with no progression on chest x-ray film, a standard course of treatment for latent TB (isoniazid for 9 months or rifampin for 4 months) is indicated (Fig. 18-8).

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