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Title: Prospective evaluation of a complex public health intervention: Lessons from an initial and follow-up cross-sectional survey of the tuberculosis strain typing service in England
Authors: Mears, J
Abubakar, I
Crisp, D
Maguire, H
Innes, JA
Lilley, M
Lord, J
Cohen, T
Borgdorff, MW
Vynnycky, E
McHugh, TD
Sonnenberg, P
Keywords: Complex intervention;MIRU-VNTR;Service evaluation;Strain typing;Tuberculosis
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 14 (1): 1023, (2 October 2014)
Abstract: Background: The national tuberculosis strain typing service (TB-STS) was introduced in England in 2010. The TB-STS involves MIRU-VNTR typing of isolates from all TB patients for the prospective identification, reporting and investigation of TB strain typing clusters. As part of a mixed-method evaluation, we report on a repeated cross-sectional survey to illustrate the challenges surrounding the evaluation of a complex national public health intervention.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
URI: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1023
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/9502
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1023
ISSN: 1471-2458
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