Should all inpatients be screened for tuberculosis?
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Current guidelines do not recommend routine screening of all hospital inpatients. Household contacts over 5 years of age and other close contacts in workplace or school of a patient with active tuberculosis (TB) should be screened. Patients with a prolonged cough in highly endemic areas should be screened (SOR: C, consensus guideline).
Evidence Based Practice 16(4): 05.