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This app for tuberculosis increases odds of patients completing treatment

A stock broker's fingers feverishly key in the day's proceedings on a computer keyboard, at a brokerage firm in Bombay May 19, 2004. Indian financial markets rose for a second straight day on Wednesday on growing hopes that a former finance minister, tipped to be the new prime minister, will carry forward economic reforms that he first introduced in 1991. OFFPO REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto  SC/ - RP4DRIIEHOAA

After the experimental intervention, only 4 percent of tuberculosis patients had unsuccessful treatment outcomes. For comparison, 13 percent of patients in a control group, who did not use the platform, didn’t finish their treatment. Image: REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto SC/ - RP4DRIIEHOAA

Peter Dizikes
Writer, MIT News Office
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