Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuberculosis treatment success rate (% of new cases)
Tuberculosis treatment success rate (% of new cases) in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 65.00 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 15 years was 98.00 in 2010, while its lowest value was 65.00 in 2015.
Definition: Tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of all new tuberculosis cases (or new and relapse cases for some countries) registered under a national tuberculosis control programme in a given year that successfully completed treatment, with or without bacteriological evidence of success ("cured" and "treatment completed" respectively).
Source: World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.
Statistical Concept and Methodology: Tuberculosis is one of the main causes of adult deaths from a single infectious agent in developing countries. Data on the success rate of tuberculosis treatment are provided for countries that have submitted data to the WHO. The treatment success rate for tuberculosis provides a useful indicator of the quality of health services. A low rate suggests that infectious patients may not be receiving adequate treatment. An important complement to the tuberculosis treatment success rate is the case detection rate, which indicates whether there is adequate coverage by the recommended case detection and treatment strategy.
Aggregation method: Weighted average
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Disease prevention