Comparison of National TB Program Indicators Before and After Implementation of STEPS Model in Kerala, India

Indicator20182019Percentage Change
TB cases notified by the private sector, no.3,9815,003+26%
Private specimens tested by public GeneXpert machines, no.7,87214,210+ 81%
Microbiologically confirmed cases among notified TB, no. (%)995 (25%)1,951 (39%)+ 56%
Patients notified of TB test results, no. (%)
    Patients tested for rifampicin resistance at baseline with GeneXpert637 (16%)1,951 (39%)+143%
    TB patients who know their HIV status1,672 (42%)4,102 (82%)+95%
    Patients received Direct Benefit Transfer1,273 (32%)3,552 (71%)+122%
    Patients whose treatment outcome was reported in Nikshay1,393 (39%)4,312 (86%)+120%
Patients with TB treatment outcome reported, no. (%)
    Patients' treatment was completed successfully1,253 (90%)3,797 (88%)−2%
    Patients lost to follow-up31 (2%)87 (2%)0%