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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

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ROSADO CANDELARIA, Sandra; GODINEZ LLANES, Liliana  and  RANERO, Virginia María. Evaluation of the National Tuberculosis Control Program in the municipality of Bauta. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2014, vol.52, n.1, pp.98-105. ISSN 1561-3003.

Introduction: evaluations are crucial to the success of any program, for they measure and analyze the fulfillment of the intended objectives. It is necessary to set up an evaluation mechanism for the three components of the program: structure, process and outcomes. Objective: Evaluate the National Tuberculosis Control Program in the municipality of Bauta (2006). Methods: using a retrospective evaluative method, the following items were defined for the three dimensions: criteria and variables, rating scale, and operational description with indicators and standards. The information was obtained from interviews, statistical records and epidemiological histories, and it was recorded on data sheets. Results: 40 % of the criteria referred to medical coverage and physicians' professional training. 57.1 % referred to the insufficient instructional activity of doctors and nurses, as well as the long time elapsed between the onset of the disease and its diagnosis and control. 44.4 % referred to the deficiencies identified. These processes were evaluated as unacceptable. Conclusions: performance of the National Tuberculosis Control Program during 2006 was evaluated as Poor, since that was the evaluation obtained by each component separately.

Keywords : dimension structure; dimension process; dimension outcomes; SR + 14; domiciliary contact; non-domiciliary contact.

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