Measuring What Matters:: Allocation, Planning, and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act

Measuring What Matters:: Allocation, Planning, and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act

by Committee on the Ryan White CARE Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309091152

ISBN-13: 9780309091152

Pub. Date: 06/09/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act gives funding to cities, states, and other public and private entities to provide care and support services to individuals with HIV and AIDS who have low-incomes and little or no insurance. The CARE Act is a discretionary program that relies on annual appropriations from Congress to provide care for

Overview

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act gives funding to cities, states, and other public and private entities to provide care and support services to individuals with HIV and AIDS who have low-incomes and little or no insurance. The CARE Act is a discretionary program that relies on annual appropriations from Congress to provide care for low-income, uninsured, or underinsured individuals who have no other resources to pay for care. Despite its successes, funding has been insufficient to address all of the inequalities and gaps in coverage for people with HIV.

In response to a congressional mandate, an Institute of Medicine committee was formed to reevaluate whether CARE allocation strategies are an equitable and efficient way of distributing resources to jurisdictions with the greatest needs and to assess whether quality of care can be refined and expanded. Measuring What Matters: Allocation, Planning, and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act proposes several types of analyses that could be used to guide the evaluation and improvement of allocation formulas, as well as a framework for assessing quality of care provided to HIV-infected persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309091152
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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