Digitale Bibliotheek
Sluiten Bladeren door artikelen uit een tijdschrift
<< vorige    volgende >>
     Tijdschrift beschrijving
       Alle jaargangen van het bijbehorende tijdschrift
         Alle afleveringen van het bijbehorende jaargang
           Alle artikelen van de bijbehorende aflevering
                                       Details van artikel 5 van 10 gevonden artikelen
  Direct costs of health care for HIV/AIDS patients in Belgium
Titel: Direct costs of health care for HIV/AIDS patients in Belgium
Auteur: Decock, R. C.
Depoorter, A-M. E.
De Graeve, D.
Colebunders, R.
Verschenen in: AIDS care
Paginering: Jaargang 13 (2001) nr. 6 pagina's 721-731
Jaar: 2001-12-01
Inhoud: The cost of HIV/AIDS care was measured in Belgium in 1996. This paper is concerned with direct costs (formal and informal care). This is a prospective study, stratified by CDC-disease stage. A societal point of view was chosen. Eighty-two sequential patients agreed to join the study during outpatient visits. Data on service use and costs were obtained through a care-cost diary kept over three months. Half of the patients (41) returned a completed diary, which reduced the sample size considerably. Additional billing data were obtained from different sources and by calculating the time spent for certain services. In stage A (asymptomatic HIV), the mean ( ±SD) annual total direct costs are US$2,373 (2,079), rising to US$8,401 (7,520) in stage B (symptomatic HIV) and ending up at US$27,373 (22,087) in stage C (full blown AIDS). A difference in balance of costs at different stages of disease was observed. The principal cost of outpatient pharmaca in HIV patients is overtaken by the cost of hospitalization in AIDS patients. The cost of informal care is considerable (40% of the total cost) from stage B onwards. Health care use and costs increase with severity of illness.
Uitgever: Routledge
Bronbestand: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

                             Details van artikel 5 van 10 gevonden artikelen
<< vorige    volgende >>
 Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland