The evolving cost of HIV in South Africa: changes in health care cost with duration on antiretroviral therapy for public sector patients.

@article{Harling2007TheEC,
  title={The evolving cost of HIV in South Africa: changes in health care cost with duration on antiretroviral therapy for public sector patients.},
  author={Guy Harling and Robin L. Wood},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          348-54
        }
}
A retrospective costing study of 212 patients enrolled in a nongovernmental organization-supported public sector antiretroviral treatment (ART) program near Cape Town, South Africa was performed from a health care system perspective. gamma-Regression was used to analyze total costs in 3 periods: Pre-ART (median length=30 days), first 48 weeks on ART (Year One), and 49 to 112 weeks on ART (Year Two). Average cost per patient Pre-ART was $404. Average cost per patient-year of observation was… CONTINUE READING

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