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Understanding the TB Cohort Review Process: Instruction Guide 2006

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Adopting Cohort Review: It Can Make a Difference

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What Is the Cohort Review Method?

  1. Program Objectives
  2. Roles of the TB Control Team
  3. Timeline for Activities in the Cohort Review Process
  4. Essential Elements of the Cohort Review Process

Essential Element 1: Preparation for a Cohort Review

  1. Shared TB Program Objectives
  2. Comprehensive Case Management
  3. Reliable TB Registry
  4. Preparation of Cases for Presentation

Essential Element 2: Cohort Review Presentation

  1. Detailed Review of Each Case
  2. Immediate Analysis of Outcomes

Essential Element 3: Follow-up from a Cohort Review

  1. Timely Follow-Up of Identified Problems

How to Tailor Cohort Review to Local Program Areas

  1. Establishing Political and Management Commitment
  2. Modifying the Elements of the Cohort Review Process
  3. Case Study: Washington State Department of Health Cohort Review Process




Resource List

Appendix A

Appendix B: Sample Cohort Review Forms

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC)

Appendix C: Sample Cohort Review Forms

Last Reviewed: 05/18/2008
Content Source: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention


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