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Quality of Tuberculosis Services Assessment in the Philippines: Report


The Philippines has one of the most severe epidemics of Tuberculosis (TB), with an estimated 500 new cases per 100,000 population. This rate is higher than the 150 to 400 per 100,000 population in most of the 30 high-burden TB countries. In response, the Philippines has enacted a TB law, which called for the creation of a national strategic plan. The Republic of Philippines National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) was charged with implementing the Philippine Strategic TB Elimination Plan (PhilSTEP) from 2017 to 2022. Studies show that good quality of care in TB services helps patients and their families address their health needs safely and effectively. Therefore, to enhance TB service use, there is a need to assess and improve the quality of TB services.

A Quality of TB Services Assessment (QTSA) was conducted by MEASURE Evaluation in the Philippines to assess the quality of TB services in randomly selected health facilities. Its purpose was to identify where services were high-quality and where there were gaps and to ensure that TB patients were receiving the care that they deserve. The study assessed three domains of quality of care: the structure of the health facility, the service delivery process, and the outcomes of service delivery. The results were used to develop programs or interventions to improve TB service delivery.

Find more information on QTSAs, including reports and tools related to assessments in other countries, here: https://www.measureevaluation.org/our-work/tuberculosis/quality-of-tb-services-assessments

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