Tuberculosis treatment success rate (% of new cases)

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).

Description: The map below shows how Tuberculosis treatment success rate (% of new cases) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Palau, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is San Marino, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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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

Periodicity: Annual