A Novel Markov Model Projecting Costs and Outcomes of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy to Public Patients in Private Practices versus Public Clinics in South Africa

@inproceedings{Leisegang2013ANM,
  title={A Novel Markov Model Projecting Costs and Outcomes of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy to Public Patients in Private Practices versus Public Clinics in South Africa},
  author={Rory Leisegang and Gary Maartens and Michael Hislop and John Sargent and Ernest Darkoh and Susan Cleary},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Providing private antiretroviral therapy (ART) care for public sector patients could increase access to ART in low- and middle-income countries. We compared the costs and outcomes of a private-care and a public-care ART program in South Africa. METHODS A novel Markov model was developed from the public-care program. Patients were first tunneled for 6 months in their baseline CD4 category before being distributed into a dynamic CD4 and viral load model. Patients were allowed to… CONTINUE READING

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