Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-31
Received: 11 April 2017
Accepted: 16 July 2018
First Online: 31 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Cape Town City Health Directorate approved the use of an anonymised database of routinely collected TB data for this analysis. As the data used in this analysis were collected as part of the routine monitoring and evaluation of the South African National TB programme, patients were not requested to provide informed consent for the use of their data. Confidentiality was ensured through the removal of patient identifiers prior to the analysis. The use of this data for the study was approved by the University of Cape Town Research Ethics Committee (HREC Ref Number 800/2014).
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