Objectives-To identify reasons why people with HIV infection and AIDS living within the former South West Thames Regional Health Authority use HIV and AIDS services outside the region, and to identify strategies for dealing with the problems associated with such use.
Design-Qualitative study consisting of interviews with individual subjects and focus groups.
Subjects-Thirty four South West Thames residents with HIV infection and AIDS who use or used services outside the former region ; and 70 providers of services within and beyond South West Thames.
Principal reasons for use of services out of the region were accessibility (15) and negative appraisals of local services (14).
Three main strategies for dealing with the problems of such use were suggested by providers.
These entailed introducing users of services outside the region to services in their locality (16) ; sharing the responsibility for care between providers in specialist centres and in the person's locality (10) ; and involving the person's general practitioner in their care (12).
These strategies were deemed acceptable by 29,30, and 20 service users respectively.
Conclusion-The reasons underlying use of services for patients with HIV infection and AIDS outside the region offer suggestions for developing services in areas with a high incidence of such use.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Soin, Comportement, Malade, Utilisateur, Personnel sanitaire, Choix, Localisation, Médecin généraliste, Stratégie, Politique sanitaire, Homme, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Care, Behavior, Patient, User, Health staff, Choice, Localization, General practitioner, Strategy, Health policy, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0394489
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.