TF-2016-11

Developing the European Standards for TB Care (V2)

Chairs: Giovanni Sotgiu & GB Migliori

The purpose of the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) is to describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis (TB). The Standards are intended to facilitate the effective engagement of all care providers in delivering high quality care for patients which  is essential to restore the health of individuals with TB, to prevent the disease in their families and others with whom they come into contact, and to protect the health of communities.