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Tuberculosis Screening

Importance

Adults with diabetes and latent tuberculosis (TB) infection are at higher risk for progressing to active TB disease if they are not screened and treated.

Required Key Measure

Must be reported by grantees that select this Best Practice.

Number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who have ever had a TB test result documented.

  • Improvement: Increasing the number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who achieve this measure shows improvement.
  • Timeframe: The timeframe for collecting data on the Required Key Measure will be January 1st to December 31st.
  • Data Collection: For more information on data collection and reporting, see the SDPI Outcomes System (SOS).

Optional Supporting Measures

These measures are NOT required, but help to provide a more complete assessment of tuberculosis status in your Target Group.

Number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who:

  1. A positive TB test result.
    Note: This measure will help you identify individuals in your Target Group who need treatment, if not already completed.
  2. A positive TB test result and have completed treatment.
    Note: Increasing the number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who achieve this measure shows improvement.

Target Group Guidance

Select your Target Group from adults with diabetes.

You are required to report Required Key Measure data for one Target Group for your selected Best Practice. A Target Group is the largest number of patients/participants that your grant program can realistically serve. The following should be considered in selecting your Target Group:

  1. The size and characteristics (e.g., ages, health status, settings) of the community or patient population that you are going to draw your Target Group from
  2. Intensity of the activities/services you plan to do
  3. SDPI funding and other resources available to provide activities/services

For information and examples on selecting a Target Group, see the SDPI Diabetes Best Practice and Target Group recorded webinar.

Resources and Tools

Below are selected resources and tools specific to this Best Practice. Additional resources that may be useful for all Best Practices can be found in the SDPI Best Practice Resources.

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention