US hospital care for patients with HIV infection and pneumonia: the role of public, private, and Veterans Affairs hospitals in the early highly active antiretroviral therapy era.

@article{Uphold2004USHC,
  title={US hospital care for patients with HIV infection and pneumonia: the role of public, private, and Veterans Affairs hospitals in the early highly active antiretroviral therapy era.},
  author={Constance R Uphold and Maria Deloria-Knoll and Frank J. Palella and Jorge P. Parada and Joan S Chmiel and Laura Phan and Charles L Bennett},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={548-56}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES We evaluated differences in processes and outcomes of HIV-related pneumonia care among patients in Veterans Affairs (VA), public, and for-profit and not-for-profit private hospitals in the United States. We compared the results of our current study (1995 to 1997) with those of our previous study that included a sample of patients receiving care during the years 1987 to 1990 to determine how HIV-related pneumonia care had evolved over the last decade. SETTING/PATIENTS The… CONTINUE READING