Ngwatu BK, Nsengiyumva NP, Oxlade O, Mappin-Kasirer B, Nguyen NL, Jaramillo E, Falzon D, Schwartzman K4; Collaborative group on the impact of digital technologies on TB
Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 11;51(1). pii: 1701596. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01596-2017. Print 2018 Jan.
2018-01-11
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5764088/
Digital technologies are increasingly harnessed to support treatment of persons with tuberculosis (TB). Since in-person directly observed treatment (DOT) can be resource intensive and challenging to implement, these technologies may have the potential to improve adherence and clinical outcomes. We reviewed the effect of these technologies on TB treatment adherence and patient outcomes.