In an era of decreasing availability of funds and increasing demand, the AIDS epidemic threatens to overwhelm health-care services in some countries.
We describe a comprehensive model for the treatment of AIDS in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and compare it with traditional hospital-based services.
Given the existing allocation of funds, the comprehensive model emphasised prevention, education, surveillance, early detection, and outpatient care to reduce hospital care.
In 1987, the last year of the traditional system, there were 95 admissions of AIDS patients to hospital, and in 1988, the first year of the comprehensive model, there were 100 admissions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Soin, Coût, Porto Rico, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, West Indies, Central America, America, AIDS, Care, Costs, Puerto Rico, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Human
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Cote : 91-0479172
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.