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Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis with the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in High Burden Countries: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

  • Anna Vassall,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, and Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sanne van Kampen,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health, and Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Hojoon Sohn,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Canada

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  • Joy S. Michael,

    Affiliation: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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  • K. R. John,

    Affiliation: National TB Program, Vellore, India

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  • Saskia den Boon,

    Affiliation: Makerere University - University of California, San Francisco (MU-UCSF) Research Collaboration, Kampala, Uganda

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  • J. Lucian Davis,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, United States of America

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  • Andrew Whitelaw,

    Affiliations: National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, Division of Medical Microbiology and Institute for Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Mark P. Nicol,

    Affiliations: National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, Division of Medical Microbiology and Institute for Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Maria Tarcela Gler,

    Affiliation: Tropical Disease Foundation, Manila, Philippines

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  • Anar Khaliqov,

    Affiliation: Special Treatment Institution, Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • Carlos Zamudio,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Mark D. Perkins,

    Affiliation: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Catharina C. Boehme,

    Affiliation: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Frank Cobelens mail

    f.cobelens@aighd.org

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health, and Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001120

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