The impact of new tuberculosis diagnostics on transmission: why context matters
Hsien-Ho Lin, David Dowdy, Christopher Dye, Megan Murray & Ted Cohen
Volume 90, Number 10, October 2012, 739-747A
Table 2. Modes and value ranges for operational parameters investigated in the one-way sensitivity analysis in a study of the impact of new tuberculosis diagnostics on transmission
|Patient delay, HIV-negative (months)||1.7||2.0||15.6|
|Patient delay, HIV-positive (months)||1.3||2.0||6.3|
|Access to care (%)||63||83||99|
|Diagnostic default (%)||1||5||18|
|Sensitivity of existing diagnostic strategies for smear-negative cases (%)||13||31||71|
|Initial (i.e. post-diagnostic) default (%)||1||23||29|
|Treatment success rate (%)||54||70||96|
HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.
a The low and high values correspond to the 5th and 95th percentile values in the posterior distribution.
Note: The values were obtained from posterior distributions after the Bayesian melding procedure that calibrated the input parameters to the tuberculosis rates observed in the United Republic of Tanzania.