Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) fell to 61.0% in Colombia in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Colombia | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 61.0 % in 2016 in Colombia, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 18.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Colombia reached an all time high of 81.0 % in 1999 and an all time low of 56.0 % in 2008. When compared to Colombia's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Brazil amounted to 72.0 %, 86.0 % in Peru and 82.0 % in Venezuela in 2016.

Colombia has been ranked 153rd within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 39 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed.

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bolivia % 85.0% 82.0% 84.0% 85.0% 83.0%
Brazil % 72.0% 73.0% 72.0% 72.0% 71.0%
Chile % 71.0% 71.0% 44.0% 47.0% 58.0%
Colombia % 74.0% 73.0% 72.0% 71.0% 76.0%
Guyana % 64.0% 65.0% 65.0% 67.0% 69.0%
Peru % 68.0% 74.0% 67.0% 79.0% 87.0%
Trinidad and Tobago % 71.0% 69.0% 63.0% 62.0% 64.0%
Venezuela % 82.0% 80.0% 82.0% 81.0% 80.0%