A National Registry for Tuberculosis Surveillance and Treatment

By: Becky Beccarea, RN, BScN

The resurgence of TB in Canada is a major concern to Public Health. The number of Canadians screened annually for TB is increasing dramatically. Correct assessment of possible TB cases requires individualized consideration of complex patient factors and time-based analysis of sequential TB skin tests. A National TB registry, accessible over the internet, is essential to accumulate all TB-related patient data and apply best practice standards to produce accurate treatment decisions.

A National Registry for TB Surveillance and Treatment