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Table 3 Estimated deaths averted by RNTCP from 1997–2016 CrI credible interval

From: Counting the lives saved by DOTS in India: a model-based approach

  Direct effects Indirect effects Total lives saved
DS-TB lives saved 3.53 million (95% CrI* 2.86–4.11 million) 2.57 million lives (95% CrI 1.80–3.09 million) 6.25 million lives (95% CrI 4.96–7.14 million)
MDR-TB lives saved 0.71 million (95% CrI 0.61–0.79 million) 0.76 million (95% CrI 0.60–0.96 million) 1.50 million lives (95% CrI 1.22–1.74 million)
Total lives saved 4.23 million lives (95% CrI 3.52–4.89 million) 3.28 million lives (95% CrI 2.58–4.02 million) 7.75 million lives (95% CrI 6.29–8.82 million)
  1. (*): As described in the main text, CrI denotes ‘credible intervals’.