Annualized Case Detection Rate for New Smear Positive
number of new smear-positive tuberculosis cases registered for treatment
per 100,000 population. In India, the estimated
incidence of cases is 75 New smear-positive cases per 100,000 population per year. The global and the national
target is to detect at least 70% of the total
estimated cases - i.e. 53 cases per 100,000 per year.
Proportion of New Sputum positive out of Total New
a well performing area, 50% of all new pulmonary cases would be sputum
smear-positive (infectious, confirmed in the laboratory) case, i.e. there
will be no more than approximately one smear-negative case for every
smear-positive case. This proportion however should not be less than 45%.
Smear Conversion Rate
of new smear positive (infectious) patients who are documented to have
become non-infectious (smear-negative) within 3 months of starting
treatment. In a well performing area, a conversion rate of at least
85-90% will be achieved. This indicator is reported one quarter (4-6
months) after patients are registered for treatment, and applies to every
patient started on treatment, without exceptions.
Treatment Success Rate
of new smear positive patients who are documented to be cured, or to be
successfully completed treatment. In a well performing area, 80-85% of
patients will be successfully treated. The global and national target is to
achieve and maintain 85% treatment success. This indicator is reported
13-15 months after patient are registered for treatment, and applies to
every patient started on treatment, without exceptions.