Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) fell to 73.0% in Uruguay in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Uruguay | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 73.0 % in 2016 in Uruguay, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 5.19 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Uruguay reached an all time high of 85.0 % in 2000 and an all time low of 68.0 % in 1995. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Argentina amounted to 54.0 %, 72.0 % in Brazil, 79.0 % in Chile and 67.0 % in Paraguay in 2016.

Uruguay has been ranked 128th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 56 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
Argentina % 45.0% 49.0% 56.0% 51.0% 52.0%
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%
Paraguay % 70.0% 71.0% 70.0% 68.0% 71.0%
Peru % 68.0% 74.0% 67.0% 79.0% 87.0%
Uruguay % 84.0% 84.0% 78.0% 79.0% 75.0%
Venezuela % 82.0% 80.0% 82.0% 81.0% 80.0%