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Targeted Tuberculosis Screening in Response to a Retrospective Analysis of Genotyping Data and Geogr

Description:

This model practice outlines how the Tarrant County Public Health Department in Texas worked with the Presbyterian Night Shelter to require chest x-ray and tuberculin testing and reading prior to their admission into the shelter.  The agreement between the Texas Department of Health and Presbyterian Night Shelter included:

  • Individual had signed consent forms and taken required tests and x-rays.
  • Helping the health department personnel locate residents with abnormal chest x-rays.
  • Helping the health department personnel locate residents for tuberculin skin test readings, DOT, DOPT, and liver function tests.

Toolkit:

PH Informatics Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Health Information Technology (HIT), Infectious Diseases, Screening

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Tarrant County Public Health Department

Submitted:

06/18/2007

Modified:

03/06/2009

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