The tuberculosis coordinators, who are appointed by the regional health authorities in Norway, shall monitor the treatment of tuberculosis patients in their region and contribute to effective tuberculosis control in their region.
An important way of ensuring this is to give each individual patient a treatment plan that states where and when medicines are to be supplied and taken.
In Norway, as a rule health personnel observe that patients take their medicines to ensure that all the doses are taken throughout the entire long treatment period. A treatment plan is prepared in consultation with the patient, the patient’s physician and the municipal health service. The tuberculosis coordinators are to monitor that the plan is followed.
The tuberculosis coordinators also have a duty to train other health personnel with respect to tuberculosis, and to ensure that all the cases of tuberculosis are reported to a central register.