TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT OUTCOME FOR COHORT NOTIFIED IN 2015
New and relapse cases
Analysis of the 59,293 TB cases notified in 2015 shows that the overall treatment success for new and relapse cases was 90%. 3,531 (5.8%) died while still on treatment, 106 (0.2%) failed treatment and 1,091 (2%) lost to follow up. During the same reporting year, the number of TB cases which were not evaluated due to being transferred out of their respective regions was noted still higher at 1,602 (2.6%).
The treatment outcomes for individual groups of TB vary from 90% treatment success rate for new smear positive TB to 81% of TB relapses. The table below summarizes treatment outcomes of groups.
TB treatment outcome of new and relapses TB cases notified in 2015
|Treatment Outcomes||B. Confirmed||Clinically diagnosed Pulmonary||Clinically diagnosed||Relapse||All forms - new and relapse|
|Lost to follow up||533||2||353||2||181||1||24||2||1091||2|
The trend of treatment outcomes of the new and relapse cases for over decade, the treatment success rates have improved from about 80% in 2001 to 91% in 2014 and consistently maintained above 85% since 2005. Similarly, the death rate has progressively been declining since 2006 from 8% to 6% in 2014.