High-quality Care for Tuberculosis Elimination with Dr. Hannah Alsdurf
In this episode of Curbside Consults, we discuss the need for high-quality care to achieve global tuberculosis elimination. Increasingly, high-quality care is recognized as essential to reduce the global burden of TB. We are joined by Dr. Hannah Alsdurf, an infectious disease epidemiologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Ottawa.
0:05 Intro 1:00 Overview of the global burden of TB 2:10 The impact of COVID-19 on TB elimination 3:30 Challenges for the elimination of TB 7:05 Swiss cheese model for TB 13:50 What is quality in TB care 17:10 Cascade of TB care 28:50 Latent TB infection 32:30 Scaling up latent TB screening and treatment 37:00 Is TB elimination achievable? 45:00 Outro
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.
Dr. Hannah Alsdurf is an infectious disease epidemiologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Ottawa.
James was a 2020-2021 NEJM Editorial Fellow and a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has a Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Healthcare from University College London and completed Basic Specialist Training in general internal medicine with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.