Advantages and Disadvantages of Special Hospitals for Patients With HIV Infection
Rothman, David J.
Tynan, Eileen A.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 Sep 13; 323(1): 764-768.
Establishing separate health facilities -- local and regional hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory care clinics -- for HIV-infected patients has been proposed, especially for areas such as New York City where large numbers of these patients are overwhelming public facilities. This report by the New York City Task Force on Single-Disease Hospitals traces the history of single-disease hospitals in the United States, outlines the health care needs of HIV-infected persons, and summarizes the effect of HIV infection on health care delivery in New York City. The report offers recommendations concerning the options of single-disease hospitals, designated AIDS units in acute care hospitals, regional HIV hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory clinics. The Task Force concludes that many of the problems of treating HIV infection are inherent in the health care system of the United States and would not be alleviated by setting up HIV-only facilities. (KIE abstract)
Aids; Ambulatory Care; Chronically Ill; Coercion; Communicable Diseases; Disease; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Facilities; Health Personnel; Historical Aspects; Hospitals; Long-Term Care; Mental Institutions; Minority Groups; Patients; Public Hospitals; Resource Allocation; Risks and Benefits; Stigmatization;
New York City Task Force on Single-Disease Hospitals
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