THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING the true resource costs of counseling for HIV prevention.
The method includes identifying the resources used in counseling, determining the true unit costs of the resources used, and calculating the total costs of counseling.
Cost equations and sample calculations of total and expected costs per client in a specified time period are provided.
This method of estimating costs provides a systematic application of a standard set of procedures, including sample tables and calculations.
It uses the societal perspective on resource cost to determine true resource costs.
This method can be used for resource allocation decisions among programs and as inputs for cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses.
Since the method minimizes the burden of data collection and calculations, it is useful for the nonspecialist in cost analysis.
The method provides a rational approach for realistic decision making and planning in public health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Méthode étude, Analyse coût, Education sanitaire, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Investigation method, Cost analysis, Health education, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0469090
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 10/04/1997.