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Table 6 Supply and demand of training among tuberculosis (TB) health workers.

From: Process evaluation of E-learning in continuing medical education: evidence from the China-Gates Foundation Tuberculosis Control Program

Type of TB health workers Training demand Training supply Matching
Sample size Top three most mentioned (%) Sample size Top three most mentioned (%)
Doctors 97 Treatment for MDR-TB (83.5) 136 Treatment for common TB (90.4) Yes
TB radiology (78.4) TB radiology (85.3) Yes
Treatment for common TB (70.1) Treatment for common TB (85.3) Yes
Public health physicians 65 TB planning (73.4%) 49 TB planning (91.8) Yes
TB infection control (76.2) TB management (89.8) No
TB surveillance (63.1%) Treatment of common TB (75.5%) No
Primary care workers 267 Treatment for common TB (79.8) 164 Treatment for common TB (90.2) Yes
Treatment for MDR-TB (70.4) TB case detection (72.6) No
TB management (66.7%) TB management (83.5) Yes
  1. MDR-TB Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
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