Hospital associated costs of treating patients with AIDS.

  title={Hospital associated costs of treating patients with AIDS.},
  author={Roy Carlson and Nigel Dickson and Jeanne McDermott and Mark Thomas and R B Ellis-pegler},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={106 951},
AIM To determine the hospital associated costs of caring for patients with AIDS. METHOD We reviewed the notes of all 40 patients with AIDS admitted to the Auckland Hospital infectious disease unit during 1988. We used the resource utilisation system (RUS) to determine costs. RESULTS Costs were maximal in the month of diagnosis of AIDS (ca $3500/month), falling thereafter to ca $1000/month until they rose again in the last months of life. Total costs were dominated initially by inpatient… CONTINUE READING

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