by Alistair Story, PhD; Robert W Aldridge, PhD; Catherine M Smith, PhD; Elizabeth Garber, MSc; Joe Hall, MSc; Gloria Ferenando, MSc; et al.
Published in The Lancet, 21 February 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32993-3
Directly observed treatment (DOT) has been the standard of care for tuberculosis since the early 1990s, but it is inconvenient for patients and service providers. Video-observed therapy (VOT) has been conditionally recommended by WHO as an alternative to DOT. Researchers tested whether levels of treatment observation were improved with VOT.