Compilation, Synthesis and Grading of Evidence for Questions 5 and 6

Investigator: Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: World Health Organization (WHO)

Location(s): United States


Guidelines for investigating contacts of tuberculosis (TB) patients were prompted by requests from the managers of many national TB programmes. The document was prepared by Philip Hopewell, Elizabeth Fair and Cecil Miller at the University of California at San Francisco, USA, and the American Thoracic Society. A steering committee was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify the elements that should be included in the document, the questions to be addressed and the systematic reviews to be conducted.