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Rate of hospitalization and inpatient care costs for HIV-1 infected in Pune, India
National Medical Journal of India
Background: The transition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has begun in India, and an increase in AIDS-related hospitalizations and deaths is an anticipated challenge. We estimated the rates of hospitalization and inpatient care costs for HIV-1-infected patients.
Methods: Data were analysed on 381 HIV-1-infected persons enrolled in a HIV-1 discordant couples' cohort between September 2002 and March 2004. Inpatient care costs were extracted from select hospitals where the study patients were hospitalized and the average cost per hospitalization was calculated.
Ghate MV, Tripathy SP, Kumar BK, Godbole SV, Chittake A, Nyayanirgune P, Gangakhedkar RR, Divekar AD, Thakar MR, Risbud AR, Bollinger RC, Mehendale SM. Rate of hospitalization and inpatient care costs for HIV-1 infected in Pune, India. Nat Med J India. 2006 Jan-Feb;19(1):10-14.