November Journal Club paper presented by Dr Conor Tweed

Conor Tweed, a member of the STAND project team presented at the UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit on the 24th of November. The the paper he shared with the team was: “Use of standardised patients to assess quality of tuberculosis care: a pilot, cross-sectional study.” Jishnu Das, PhD, Ada Kwan, MHS, Benjamin Daniels, MS, Srinath Satyanarayana, MD, Ramnath Subbaraman, MD, Sofi Bergkvist, MS, Ranendra K Das, PhD, Veena Das, PhD, Prof Madhukar Pai, MD published in the November 2015 edition of The Lancet.

Background
Existing studies of the quality of tuberculosis care have relied on recall-based patient surveys, questionnaire surveys of knowledge, and prescription or medical record analysis, and the results mostly show the health-care provider’s knowledge rather than actual practice. No study has used standardised patients to assess clinical practice. Therefore we aimed to assess quality of care for tuberculosis using such patients.

Read the full Lancet article here

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