2.2.5 Health-care coverage and access to health services

Before screening is started, it is essential to ensure that people with diagnosed TB have access to affordable, high-quality TB care. This may not be the case for certain vulnerable groups, such as migrants, refugees and homeless people, who may lack identity papers or health insurance. Inclusion criteria for screening, coverage of health insurance (where applicable) and access to health services should be assessed. The system should ensure that people do not pay out of pocket for screening and do not suffer financial hardship as a result of screening.

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