Economic Aspects of AIDS and HIV Infection

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This state of the art overview focuses on the economic and social consequences of AIDS, a topic which has been disregarded so far due to the focus on epidemiologic and biomedical aspects. There are thirty-one papers concerning a number of European and some other countries. The contributions are based on a conference funded by the European Communities.

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Overview

This state of the art overview focuses on the economic and social consequences of AIDS, a topic which has been disregarded so far due to the focus on epidemiologic and biomedical aspects. There are thirty-one papers concerning a number of European and some other countries. The contributions are based on a conference funded by the European Communities.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783540521358
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 3/23/1990
  • Series: Health Systems Research Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364

Table of Contents

Social Sciences, Economics and AIDS.- Exploring Spread and Context of AIDS and HIV Infection.- Patterns of AIDS and HIV Infection in Europe.- Demographic Impact of Mortality from AIDS in France: Projection for 1991.- Social and Political Aspects of AIDS.- Economic Aspects of AIDS.- Patterns of Health Care and Social Support Systems.- The US Hospital AIDS Survey: Structure and Substance.- Description and Analysis of Patterns of Outpatient Care for AIDS Patients and HIV Infected Persons.- Social Support Systems for People Affected by AIDS. Observations from West Germany.- Use of Sentinel Systems in the Evaluation of the Impact of AIDS and HIV Infection.- Services for the Management of HIV Infection: Problems for Planners.- Costs of AIDS and HIV Infection.- Economic Evaluation of Programmes for AIDS and HIV Infection: Methodological Issues.- The Economic Analysis of Prevention of HIV Infection: Evaluation of Programmes and Decision Support for Priority Setting in Health Policy. Case Study. Sweden.- The Cost of AIDS and HIV Infection: Public Expenditures for AIDS Prevention in the Federal Republic of Germany.- The Costs of Hospital Care of AIDS Patients at the Teaching Hospital of the University of Amsterdam.- Direct and Indirect Costs of AIDS in Belgium: A Preliminary Analysis.- Hospital Costs for AIDS Patients.- Comparing Inpatient and Outpatient Costs for HIV, LAS and AIDS: Methodology, Results and Consequences from a Study in Germany.- Medical Services and Costs of AIDS Patients in an Outpatient Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Frankfurt University Hospital.- AIDS/HIV Costs in England: The Case of the Oxfordshire District.- The Regional Costs of AIDS in Spain.- Indicators and Trends of Direct and Indirect Costs of AIDS on a National Level: Results from Switzerland.- Costs of AIDS in a Developing Area: Indirect and Direct Costs of AIDS in Puerto Rico.- Financial Aspects.- Some Implications of AIDS for Permanent Health Insurance.- Scenarios and Policies.- Planning for AIDS or HIV Related Services in Greece: First Steps towards Operational Schemes.- Epidemiological Models and Socioeconomic Information: Methodological Aspects of AIDS/HIV Scenario Analysis.- Model-Based Scenarios to Describe Economic Impacts of AIDS: The Role of Case-Mix.- Scenarios as a Tool to Support Health Planning and Management.- Main Policy Issues of the Social and Economic Impact of AIDS from the Perspective of a Health Ministry.- Prospects.- The Economic Evaluation of Care Programmes for Patients with HIV-AIDS.- International Research Needs for AIDS.- Future Research Policies.- References.

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