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Table 2 Favourable treatment outcomes stratified by EMM status at the county level quarterly in 138 counties

From: Effect of using electronic medication monitors on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in China: a longitudinal ecological study

Time EMM countiesa Non-EMM counties
Number of counties Favourable treatment outcomeb N (%) Number of counties Favourable treatment outcomeb N (%)
2017 Q2 0 - 138 8255/8731 (94.5)
2017 Q3 0 - 138 7599/8041 (94.5)
2017 Q4 0 - 138 6873/7289 (94.3)
2018 Q1 0 - 138 6616/7036 (94.0)
2018 Q2 33 1451/1565 (92.7) 105 6854/7320 (93.6)
2018 Q3 89 4612/4934 (93.3) 49 2788/2938 (94.9)
2018 Q4 129 6064/6427 (94.4) 9 467/496 (94.2)
2019 Q1 138 6702/7104 (94.3) 0 -
2019 Q2 138 7388/7788 (94.9) 0 -
  1. Line percentages
  2. EMM Electronic medication monitor, Q Quarter
  3. aAt least one patient used EMM in the county within one quarter
  4. bFavourable treatment outcomes defined as the sum of cured and treatment completed
  5. EMM implementation began in June 2018, and then was scaled up using a stepwise approach in the three provinces. Finally, all the 138 counties started to implement EMM in Jan 2019
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