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What is directly observed therapy (dot)?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Way to control TB

In 1995, the world health organization developed a clever promotion strategy to brand a new, complex public health intervention for tb.
They turned the word stop upside down and marketed the approach as "dots" with the slogan, "stop tb. Use dots!" dots stands for "directly observed treatment, short-course, " which is a 5-part approach to controlling tb.

In brief: Way to control TB

In 1995, the world health organization developed a clever promotion strategy to brand a new, complex public health intervention for tb.
They turned the word stop upside down and marketed the approach as "dots" with the slogan, "stop tb. Use dots!" dots stands for "directly observed treatment, short-course, " which is a 5-part approach to controlling tb.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
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In brief: Watch u take ur meds

Directly observed therapy is needed when there is a question of whether medications are actually being taken as prescribed.
It usually requires a doctor or nurse to give the patient their medicine and watch them to make sure that they actually take it.

In brief: Watch u take ur meds

Directly observed therapy is needed when there is a question of whether medications are actually being taken as prescribed.
It usually requires a doctor or nurse to give the patient their medicine and watch them to make sure that they actually take it.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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