Economics of United States tuberculosis airline contact investigation policies: A return on investment analysis
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease , 12/10/2013
Coleman MS, et al. – In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified its 2008 protocol for flight–related tuberculosis contact investigation initiation. The 2011 Modified protocol was implemented and replaced the 2008 CDC protocol based on comparative epidemiologic and economic analyses; this publication reports the economic analysis results. The Modified protocol for conducting flight–related tuberculosis contact investigations represents a better use of resources and protects public health.