Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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.
Reichler M, Taylor Z, Castro KG. Factors in Tuberculosis Contact Investigations. JAMA. 2002;287(22):2944-2945. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.2942