Cover: The Costs and Financing of Care for AIDS Patients

The Costs and Financing of Care for AIDS Patients

Results of a Cohort Study in Los Angeles

Published 1990

by Anthony H. Pascal, Charles Bennett, Marilyn Cvitanic, Michael Gorman, Carl Serrato

Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 1.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback35 pages $20.00

The economic burden of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic and its distribution across payers impose major stresses on individual patients and on the health care system. These have been the subject of much concern; however, no standard methodology has been developed that specifically addresses these issues. This pilot study develops a systematic approach to assigning costs to inpatient and outpatient care for AIDS patients and to estimating shares accounted for by the various payers in the system. It demonstrates that a much broader spectrum of care expenses can be estimated by a combination of patient interviews and collection of data on charges from care providers.

This report is part of the RAND note series. The note was a product of RAND from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.