The Provision and Financing of Medical Care for AIDS Patients in US Public and Private Teaching Hospitals
Andrulis, Dennis P.
Beers, Virginia S.
Bentley, James D.
Gage, Larry S.
JAMA. 1987 Sep 11; 258(10): 1343-1346.
The authors report the results of a survey by the National Association of Public Hospitals and the Association of American Medical Colleges' Council of Teaching Hospitals regarding the provision and financing of care for AIDS patients by 169 major U.S. public and private teaching hospitals. In 1985, the average costs and revenues per day reported were $635 and $482 respectively, with Medicaid the most frequent third-party payer. Private hospitals treated more insured and homosexual patients while public institutions cared for higher percentages of Medicaid and drug abuse patients. The authors conclude that the study strongly suggests that major teaching hospitals and large city public institutions bear a disproportionate burden of AIDS care. They recommend less reliance on the hospital as the primary or sole source of care and the development of more cost-effective community-based services. (KIE abstract)
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