Find and treat |

Find and treat

TB is on the increase in London, and is especially prevalent in the homeless population, where other underlying conditions, and the use of alcohol and drugs, can mask symptoms.

In this film we look at the work of the Find and Treat mobile unit – a dedicated team which scours the streets for cases of TB in the homeless. This also links to an economic analysis, published in the BMJ, which finds this is a very cost effective way of treatment and helps prevent further infections.

BMJ research paper is free to access – Dedicated outreach service for hard to reach patients with tuberculosis in London: observational study and economic evaluation