Balancing efficiency, equity and feasibility of HIV treatment in South Africa – development of programmatic guidance

@inproceedings{Baltussen2013BalancingEE,
  title={Balancing efficiency, equity and feasibility of HIV treatment in South Africa – development of programmatic guidance},
  author={Rob M. P. M. Baltussen and Evelinn Mikkelsen and Noor B. Tromp and Anna-Karin Hurtig and Jens Byskov and \Oystein Evjen Olsen and Kristine B{\ae}r\oe and Jan A C Hontelez and Jerome Amir Singh and Ole Frithjof Norheim},
  booktitle={Cost effectiveness and resource allocation : C/E},
  year={2013}
}
South Africa, the country with the largest HIV epidemic worldwide, has been scaling up treatment since 2003 and is rapidly expanding its eligibility criteria. The HIV treatment programme has achieved significant results, and had 1.8 million people on treatment per 2011. Despite these achievements, it is now facing major concerns regarding (i) efficiency: alternative treatment policies may save more lives for the same budget; (ii) equity: there are large inequalities in who receives treatment… CONTINUE READING
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