Systematic screening for active tuberculosis : principles and recommendations

Source:
World Health Organization
Publisher:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date:
30 June 2013

Abstract

This document sets out basic principles for prioritizing risk groups and choosing a screening approach. It emphasizes the importance of assessing the epidemiological situation, adapting approaches to local situations, integrating TB screening into other health-promotion activities, minimizing the risk of harm to individuals, and engaging in continual monitoring and evaluation.