Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Eliminating the category II retreatment regimen from national tuberculosis programme guidelines: the Georgian experience

Jennifer Furin, Medea Gegia, Carole Mitnick, Michael Rich, Sonya Shin, Mercedes Becerra, Peter Drobac, Paul Farmer, Rocio Hurtado, J Keith Joseph, Salmaan Keshavjee & Iagor Kalandadze

Volume 90, Number 1, January 2012, 63-66

Table 2. Treatment outcomes among patients on category II retreatment regimen in Georgia, 2007–2009

Outcome 2007
2008
2009
No. % No. % No. %
Successa 1311 59 1178 52 1369 64
Failed 231 10 531 23 275 13
Defaulted 307 14 147 7 237 11
Died 164 7 118 5 84 4
Transferred out 103 5 102 5 58 3
Unknown 109 5 178 8 131 6
Total 2225 2254 2154

a Combined cure and completion.