Table 3– Prevalence of inappropriate tuberculosis (TB) regimens, incorrect dose and incorrect duration of TB treatment in different types of healthcare workers (HCWs)
First author [ref.]Prevalence %
Inappropriate regimenIncorrect doseIncorrect duration
HCWs in private setting
 Ahmed [36]>41
 Auer [39]91Rifampicin 9, isoniazid 84, pyrazinamide 88, ethambutol 57
 Ayaya [45]77
 Chakaya [46]92
 Dato [47]2233
 Datta [30]79
 Greaves [28]58
 Hurtig [31]4931
 Khan [34]74Rifampicin 24, isoniazid 17, pyrazinamide 48, ethambutol 49Rifampicin 50, isoniazid 48, pyrazinamide 39, ethambutol 47
 Mahendradhata [37]73
 Portero [40]89
 Roy [24]70
 Shah [32]10099
 Shimeles [44]90
 Shirzadi [41]664650
 Udwadia [25]2064
HCWs in public and private setting
 Nshuti [48]76
 Suleiman [47]93
 Vandan [29]No dataRifampicin 22, isoniazid 78, pyrazinamide 47, ethambutol 7216
Medical students or interns
 Bai [20]83
 Khan [21]48
 Rajpal [27]>5570
HCWs setting not specified
 Agarwal [23]810
 Bhalla [26]<2550
 Cirit [43]8165
 Deveci [42]No data52
 Hashim [22]No data13
 LoBue [50]1126
 Rizvi [33]3387
 Shehzadi [35]70
 Yu [38]85