9.1 Policy and operational documents

Policy and operational documents that govern the main components of the programme will need to be revised. Such documents include the national strategic plan for TB, treatment guidelines and algorithms, diagnostic algorithms, the essential medicines list, regulations (e.g. importation of clofazimine and pretomanid), drug orders and training material. Ideally, the type of regimen used by the patient would be indicated in the register and could be summarized for reporting. The TB treatment card may be changed to allow the tabulation of results of periodic testing for treatment response and adverse reactions (this may have already been done for the purposes of aDSM) (18). Any changes should also cover the use of the regimen in private practice.

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