What makes DOT work?

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    • Abstract:
      Comments on directly observed therapy (DOT), a strategy by which patients are watched while taking their treatment for tuberculosis. DOT as a way to improve patient adherence to the therapeutic regimen; Reference to the study by Merrick Zwarenstein and colleagues published in this issue questioning the dogma in a trial comparing DOT with self-administered therapy; Strategies having a positive effect on adherence; The burden of work imposed by DOT.