||Hilleboe HE & Kiefer NC
||Rehabilitation and after care in tuberculosis.
||PUBLIC HEALTH REP 1946, 61, 285-294.
The authors discuss the general problems in rehabilitation
and after-care in TB in the US and offer some suggestions to solve
them. Less than 10% of the estimated 65-75,000 tuberculous persons
needing rehabilitation annually, actually received such assistance.
The four major objectives of the TB Control Division of the US Public
Service were: 1) Case finding, 2) Adequate treatment and isolation
facilities for all patients, 3) After-care and rehabilitation, 4)
Protection of the patients family against economic distress.
The Director of the US Vocational Rehabilitation Services classified
available programs into five categories: 1) Social Adjustment, 2)
Training and guidance, 3) Financial assistance, 4) Physical restoration
and, 5) Employment. Difficulty in defining concepts and scope of
activities had impacted the progress of all the phases of rehabilitation.
Three key factors in estimating the actual per patient cost of rehabilitation,
the types of tuberculous persons who are rehabilitated and the types
of rehabilitation programs offered to the tuberculous persons are
presented in detail.
|KEYWORDS: REHABILITATION; USA.