November North London TB Journal Club taking place at CTU

24 November 2015, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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UCL CTU, Aviation House, Holborn, London.

Dr Conor Tweed will present the November meeting of the North London TB Journal Club at the UCL Clinical Trials Unit from 1-2pm on Tuesday the 24th November on the following paper: "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.

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

To reserve your free ticket please follow the link to the November meeting Eventbrite page. Please note that access to the building is restricted so please arrive at least 5 minutes early and reserve a free ticket to ensure you are able to attend.