Table 1 Treatment outcome surveillance definitions
CategoryDefinition
CompletionCompleted full course of therapy within 1 year of notification/starting treatment
Treatment stoppedPatient found to have stopped treatment (by himself) or for any other reason not mentioned below
DeathPatients who died while on treatment for tuberculosis, were diagnosed after death or died without starting treatment
Still on treatmentThis includes patients still on treatment at 1 year because
at 1 yearthey are either (i) still on an initially planned course or (ii) had interruption(s) or the plan was changed due to adverse effects, drug resistance or non-response
Lost to follow-upPatients lost to follow-up before the end of treatment
Transferred outResponsibility for patients’ care transferred to another clinical team
UnknownNo treatment details available (eg, lost patient notes)