Simple Tuberculosis Screening Tool Using Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors to Reduce the Missed Opportunity in The Older Population

BMC Pulm Med.

A simple TB screening tool with moderate sensitivity and AUC has been developed using TB signs, symptoms, and risk factors. It can be used as an initial step of the systematic TB screening in the elderly visiting healthcare facilities for routine chronic disease examination, with the additional utility of reducing the missed opportunity.