Prognosis of Tuberculosis


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Tuberculosis usually refers to the likely outcome of Tuberculosis. The prognosis of Tuberculosis may include the duration of Tuberculosis, chances of complications of Tuberculosis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Tuberculosis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Tuberculosis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Deaths from Tuberculosis: 930 reported deaths in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Complications: see complications of Tuberculosis

Prognosis statistics for Tuberculosis: The following are statistics from various sources about the prognosis of Tuberculosis:

  • 70% of hospital consultations for tuberculosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital admissions of tuberculosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for tuberculosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for tuberculosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospitalisations for tuberculosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Prognosis of Tuberculosis discussion: There is good news for people with TB disease! TB disease can almost always be cured with medicine. But the medicine must be taken as the doctor or nurse tells you.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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