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Different screening strategies (single or dual) for the diagnosis of suspected latent tuberculosis: a cost effectiveness analysis

Anil Pooran14, Helen Booth2, Robert F Miller23, Geoff Scott2, Motasim Badri4, Jim F Huggett1, Graham Rook1, Alimuddin Zumla12 and Keertan Dheda1245*

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1 Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London Medical School, University College London, 43 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JF, UK

2 TB Clinic, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, WC1E 6AU, UK

3 Department of Population Sciences and Primary Care, University College London Medical School, University College London, London, WC1E 6JB, UK

4 Division of Pulmonology and UCT Lung Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town & Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

5 Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010, 10:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-7

Published: 22 February 2010

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Supplemental data. This section gives a brief description of the structure of the decision tree model used in the cost analysis, and also further explains the choice of the probability, cost estimates and clinical effectiveness measures used in this analysis. This document is in Microsoft Word 2003 format.

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