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Table 4 Differences in the workload of community physicians when using DOT management or EMM management in the study city (n = 205)

From: Using electronic medication monitoring to guide differential management of tuberculosis patients at the community level in China

Category DOT management EMM management Reduction (%)a
n Visits EMM use only Switched to DOT midway Total visits
n Visits n Visits
New 184 33,120 155 1550 29 2205 3755 88.7
Retreated 21 5040 16 192 5 657 849 83.2
Total 205 38,160 171 1742 34 2862 4604 87.9
  1. DOT Directly observed therapy, EMM Electronic medication monitor
  2. aReduction between DOT management visits and EMM management total visits