Thidaporn Jirawattanapisal

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OBJECTIVE Thailand began a national antiretroviral (ARV) treatment program in 2000, and all government and some private and university hospitals now provide treatment to eligible HIV-infected patients. We describe program scale-up and patient outcomes from 2000 to 2007. METHODS Data from 839 hospitals in all 76 provinces of Thailand were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND The Thai HIV programme is a leader in the public health approach to HIV treatment. Starting at transmission of HIV and ending with transition to adult services this paper assesses the paediatric HIV treatment continuum from three perspectives: service-user, provider and policy maker, to understand what works well and why. METHODS A qualitative(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a public health problem in many large cities. We retrospectively studied the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with active TB at 6 hospitals in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, Thailand during 2008-2009. Eight hundred thirteen patients were included in the study. The mean age of subjects +/- SD was 41 +/- 14 years and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the use of evidence in the market approval process, reimbursement, and price control mechanisms for medicines and medical devices in Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan. METHODS Documentary reviews supplemented by interviews with senior policymakers of relevant public health authorities. RESULTS Drug regulatory authorities play a vital(More)
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