Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) rose to 95.0% in Bhutan in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Bhutan | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 95.0 % in 2016 in Bhutan, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.26 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Bhutan reached an all time high of 97.0 % in 1995 and an all time low of 71.0 % in 1994. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Bangladesh amounted to 94.0 %, 93.0 % in China, 69.0 % in India and 91.0 % in Nepal in 2016.

Bhutan has been ranked 2nd within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 43 places above 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
Bangladesh % 91.0% 91.0% 92.0% 93.0% 93.0%
Bhutan % 91.0% 91.0% 92.0% 91.0% 90.0%
China % 95.0% 95.0% 95.0% 95.0% 94.0%
India % 89.0% 89.0% 88.0% 88.0% 74.0%
Japan % 56.0% 55.0% 54.0% 54.0% 53.0%
Myanmar % 88.0% 88.0% 89.0% 87.0% 87.0%
Nepal % 91.0% 91.0% 91.0% 91.0% 92.0%
Pakistan % 90.0% 92.0% 91.0% 93.0% 93.0%
Russia % 66.0% 65.0% 69.0% 68.0% 69.0%
Sri Lanka % 88.0% 88.0% 86.0% 85.0% 84.0%
USA % 66.0% 80.0% 84.0% 83.0% 85.0%