17.1 Introduction

Monitoring and evaluation rely on both quantitative and qualitative information in order to provide information on the following:
– Programme performance (e.g. number of patients started on anti-TB treatment, treatment results, number of patients tested for MDR-TB, etc.);
– Planning for human resources, patient support, diagnostic tests and drug orders, etc.;
– Evaluation of the functioning of the programme (quality of drugs, diagnostics, patient support, etc.).

Recording and reporting are based on a set of standard case and outcome definitions.

Case definitions are presented in Chapter 7.