Quality of TB Services Assessments

Reports and compendiums of tools for TB Quality of TB Services Assessments in four countries

According to the 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis (TB) is the tenth leading cause of death and is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Heads of state committed toTool overview final ambitious targets aimed at eliminating TB during the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis conducted in September 2018 at the United Nations General Assembly.

Studies show that good quality of care in TB services helps patients and their families address their health needs safely and effectively. Therefore, to enhance TB service use, there is a need to assess and improve the quality of TB services. MEASURE Evaluation initiated a series of Quality of TB Services Assessments (QTSAs) to assess the quality of TB services in randomly selected health facilities. The purpose of the QTSAs is to identify where services were of high quality, where there were gaps, and ensure that TB patients were receiving the care that they deserve. The QTSAs assess three domains of quality of care: the structure of the health facility, the service delivery process, and the outcomes of service delivery.