Latent Tuberculosis Screening Using Electronic Health Record Data.
- Author(s): Jenks, Jeffrey D
- Garfein, Richard S
- Zhu, Wenhong
- Hogarth, Michael
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/9/19-1391_article
Screening for latent tuberculosis infection is recommended for foreign-born persons in the United States. We used proxy data from electronic health records to determine that 17.5% of foreign-born outpatients attending the UC San Diego Health clinic (San Diego, CA, USA) underwent screening. Ending the global tuberculosis epidemic requires improved screening.