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June 12, 2002

Factors in Tuberculosis Contact Investigations

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(22):2944-2945. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.2942

To the Editor: The article by Dr Bailey and colleagues1 describes an algorithm to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) contact investigations. We applaud the efforts of these investigators to develop criteria for simplifying the contact investigation process and provide several suggestions that might improve and help guide potential uses of this model.

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