Table 5.

Missed Opportunities to Prevent Transmission From 43 Source Cases

Missed Opportunities in Source CasesFrequency* (%)
Report of source case >7 d after sputum collected10/43 (23)
Directly observed therapy not used11/15 (73)
Contact investigation delayed >14 d after case report or not performed9/43 (21)
Bacteriologic conversion delayed or not documented16/38 (42)
  • * Total sums to >43 because each source case is categorized under every opportunity that was missed.

  • Among source cases who were nonadherent with therapy.

  • Among source cases who had a positive sputum culture.