Recommendation ID
Quality of life:- A study is needed to ascertain quality-of-life score estimates from those with tuberculosis (TB) (both active disease and latent infection), including adverse treatment effects, using an appropriate quality-of-life instrument. This will improve economic decision-making throughout TB care.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Patients’ views on their quality of life would be more accurately reflected in future work. There are currently no quality-of-life estimates in the guideline models based on data drawn directly from patients. Cost-effectiveness estimates in the form of quality-adjusted life year (QALYs) would increase the accuracy of health economic models.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Tuberculosis: clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control
Date issued
March 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? N/A  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   N/A