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In India, men are more likely to have active TB but less likely to be diagnosed and notified to national tuberculosis programs. This study uses data from standardised patient visits to assess whether these gender differences occur because of provider practices. It finds that systematic differences in quality of care are unlikely to be a cause of the observed under-representation of men in tuberculosis notifications in the private sector in urban India. It also suggests the possibility of Indian men being less likely than women to seek TB care when they experience symptoms or to link to TB treatment after diagnosis. This resource could be useful for program implementers in expanding the reach to TB patients. Click here to read the report.