Salinas JL, Armstrong LR, Silk BJ, Haddad MB, Cegielski JP. Factors Associated With All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis-United States, 1993-2013. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2017 Nov 13;65(65). 1924-1926. PMID: 29020169 [PubMed]
We assessed characteristics associated with all-cause mortality among US patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Mortality decreased from 31% during 1993-2002 to 11% during 2003-2013. Directly observed therapy coverage increased from 74% to 95% and was protective against all-cause mortality after accounting for demographics, clinical characteristics, human immunodeficiency virus status, and period of treatment.