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P223 Tuberculosis. Medico-social approach in canton of Vaud, Switzerland

J. Mazza-Stalder; E. Chevallier; O. Opota; K. Jaton; E. Masserey; L.P. Nicod
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1Divison of Respiratory Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital

2Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne

3Institut of Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne

4Public Health Departement, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A122. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.129
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Introduction: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than 9.600.000 people suffered from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide in 2014. With 550 patients declared to the federal office of public health per year, Switzerland (CH) is a low prevalence country (incidence 6,5 cases/100.000). The canton of Vaud (VD) declares around 65 cases per year. TB often affects vulnerable populations with low financial resources, mainly asylum seekers (AS). Social protection with universal health coverage policies (UHCP) are essential tools for treatment (Tt) success. Like other cantons in CH, VD performs an integrated patient care approach including UHCP and social protection. In this study we aim to determine Tt outcomes in our TB population in VD and to look if WHO objectives are achieved.

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