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Table 3 TB control at the university hospitals before and after the intervention

From: Improving detection and notification of tuberculosis cases in students in Shaanxi province, China: an intervention study

  Before After
  Control Intervention Control Intervention
  N = 5 N = 7 N = 5 N = 7
Number of hospitals with TB control program in place 2 2 2 6
Staff specifically assigned for TB control 1 1 1 7
System for reporting and referring TB suspects to CDC in place 0 0 0 7
Register for referral of TB suspects in place 0 0 0 7
Doctor appointed as responsible for contact with CDC and for referral. 0 0 0 7
Hospital doctors trained on TB disease and control 0 1 0 7
Health education activities organized by hospital doctors in campus* 1 2 0 7
  1. * During the two study periods excluding the first month, i.e. Feb-July 2007 and Sep 2007-Jan 2008.
  2. Note: N stands for the number of university hospitals. Two universities in the intervention group have two hospitals.