An Evaluation of Programmatic Community-Based Chest X-ray Screening for Tuberculosis in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In Vietnam, due to the cost of human resource capacity-building, laboratory and equipment
infrastructure and molecular assay kits, the Ministry of Health requires further evidence on the marginal
yield and associated costs to formalize the scale up and transition to the X-ray to Xpert algorithm.
We conducted an evaluation to quantify the benefit of using CXR screening and molecular testing in a
programmatic, community-based active TB case finding initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.